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Monday, January 04, 2016

MOUNTAIN ROADS (photomorph) & IT'S TIME... (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


the upper and lower winding roadways
with their surrounding berms
were just painted two different colors,
and as always the fresh efforts
are not the same colors as the old ones,
that flaked off even as the new
were carefully brushed on

also as always, it depends
on which time of day
the new colors are viewed:
the lower now going from cherry red
to a pale rose as the sun sets,
the upper from a dusty dark charcoal
to moonlight silver

over the years this difference in color
has eased, in the earliest years
the lower once changed at sun fall
from an eye popping blue
to a blaring yellow, while the upper turned
from bruise purple to angry orange,
only a vague pearlescence
slightly softening the glare

for all the changes over the years,
though, there was only one attempt
to whitewash it all, to avoid
the often trippy morphing of colors
as sunlight left the sky,
but the wash did not take,
was carried away with each flaking
off of the old colors beneath

and eventually the radical color
conversions under sunset eased,
to arrive at this newest soft rose colored
roadway complemented by the silver
ribbon of the other road winding along,
an unexpected bouquet
offered by the closing eye of the sun

[free verse poem on a dream of 1-3-16. This dream felt like a birthday gift, and today is indeed my birthday (72nd). Photomorph "Mountain Roads" (12-8-15 010v7c) 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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