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Monday, January 11, 2016

NIGHT DRAWING (photomorph) & ON HER FIRST NEW DRAWING IN YEARS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


do you see? do you see now?
just keep putting your pencil to paper
and the drawing flows

no more trying to follow those shadow shapes
decorating the wall of the unknown

drawings from life cannot be replications,
outlines of the shadows imposed
like dark stencils on a cave wall

those disappointing shades ultimately led you
into choosing non-doing,
cast as they are by the fantastical
imperatives of all that's past

now do you see?
life lines only rise of their own volition,
to become and to become undone,
within each moment of doing

[free verse poem on a dream of 1-10-16. This dream came in answer to my before sleep incubating question. And the metaphor it chose was a little bit of a surprise as I actually haven't done any drawing in years. BTW, I also take the metaphor literally (is that an oxymoron? :-D) as a suggestion to start drawing again; something I've had the vague urge to do for some time now. Photomorph "Night Drawing" (5-27-15 043v2a) 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 other blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.


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