Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

SEE ALSO: TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

SECRET SELF OF THE ROSE (photomorph) & A ROSE (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


"a rose is a rose is a rose ..."
well, not quite

each recognizably so, it's true,
yet each invites us to witness
a uniquely shaped spiral of color,
a novel path of light and shadow

if roses fill and brighten the space
above a vase for a brief time,
or peer out season after season
en masse from a bush,
it's still the differences
between each bloom that make
a rose
a rose

[non-dream free verse poem written 12-15-15. Lots of info about the famous Gertrude Stein quote: a rose is a rose is a rose. I make no claim myself to understanding the author's intent. Only that this poem is my reading of and response to it. Photo "Secret Self of the Rose" (4-3-14 016v11) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers, as the above is), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

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until next time, keep dreaming,

[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.


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