Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, February 14, 2016

IMPRISONED MOON (photomorph) & RUNAWAY HORSE (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


the mind's such a fearful horse to ride,
taking the bit in its teeth at any shifting
shadow in the corner of an eye
or suggestive shape looming ahead
that simply must be a ghost
or worse yet, something real,
all egged on by memories
crowded like burrs under the saddle
(certainly they must've happened
and just that way) of whippings
and starvings for tripping over
or somehow offending
even the least of these
demanding phantoms

[free verse poem written 2-14-16; not directly on a dream. However, a poem I have in draft form from last night's dreams wound up with a conscious association to that mind with the bit in its teeth image. An image I've used a couple of times recently because it keeps floating up, and is all too fitting for me right now. Photomorph "Imprisoned Moon" (8-18-09 5770ev7c) 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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