Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, January 22, 2016

NIGHT FLIGHT (photomorph) & THE SILENT VOICES (poetic dream narrative) by Roswila


he lets his wife know once he's drugged
the bees so that she can safely enter
the ancient stone ruin in this forest

and true to his promise nothing buzzes
off the ceiling into her long dark hair
as she seeks the drawings that legend says
cover the insides of the crumbling walls

ah! she exclaims happily, and bends to making
sketch after sketch of the petroglyphs
that appear in the small moon of light
cast by her cap's lamp, each ancient figure
like a message she doesn't quite understand,
calling out in the same way it always has,
here in the dark with only the slowly
and mysteriously dwindling number
of busy bees passing back and forth

when she's done her husband gently gathers
the torpid bees, handful by handful,
releasing them outside the ruin into the fresh
forest air so that they can recover fully

each bee taking off awkwardly
from an open palm, to fly off crookedly
and eerily silent into the falling of night

[written on a dream of 1-20-16. Photomorph "Night Flight" (9-14-10 10002v2f) 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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