Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, February 22, 2016

DANCE FOR SUNRISE (photomorph) & BIRDS ON A WIRE (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


an eye on one bird blinks and a hill years
away transmutes into a blue bell of sky

another dips its beak and the disguise
of rocks dissolves, the void within

as vast as those between stars
and brimming with all potential

this orange sun would not
have risen without their songs

without their small feet holding
the tension of the wire, without

their soft shadows weaving webs
of grace from each note's fall

[non-dream poem written 1994, rev. 2000 (posted 2-22-16). This was previously posted in 2006. As mentioned in recent comments to a new poem, I've been feeling a stronger then ever urge to bring the music in words back to my writing. Such as I hear in this one. BTW, I removed the periods and capitalization today. They distracted me; too many years since it was first written and revised in which I've been using them extremely sparingly. Of course, for all I know (since I'm not -- blush -- up on what's current in poetry style) caps and periods might be de rigueur again. I also changed some line breaks and made it entirely into two-line stanzas. However, it's been worded exactly this way for at least the past 10 years. I just don't seem to be able to settle on the way these words are shaped on the page. Photomorph "Dance for Sunrise" (12-8-15 002v4) 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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