Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

SHUFFLING SHADOWS (photo) & GAMES (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


all this game playing!
but how much playing is actually
involved, I mutter,
as I suspect the decks have
always been carefully stacked

and all the gaming's
solitaire, day after day,
in this unfurnished
apartment, with blank white walls
and uncarpeted wood floors

we three old players
never even see each other
except when it's time
to switch the occupant
of the (so-called) living room,

where cards are laid out, hour after hour,
wins showing up to no excitement

today the other woman of our shifting trio
seems particularly perky and annoying

and the man of we three ancient gamesters
seems to have faded a bit more into the woodwork

sunlight glares in this room that has no shades,
just the unblinking stare of bare windows

while the shuffling of players goes on
like life size cards in a mind numbing game

[three tanka capped by a two-liner series on a dream of 12-21-15. Photo "Shuffling Shadows" (10-27-15 012v3b) 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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