Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, February 05, 2016

OASIS (photomorph) & A LEAP YEAR STORY (about a dream) by Roswila


our first leap doesn't even make it to the right
planet, though luckily we land within yards
of each other and in the same moment
of the quickly passing current of time

I call my two fellow émigrés close to me,
one at each of my sides, and grab their hands
"Hurry, tempus fugit," I urge, "And don't let
go of my hands no matter the turbulence
of our next try to leap to Mars, if you let go
who knows where ... or when ...
we will each wind up"

they tightly clasp my hands and we leap ...
ah HAH! we've made it to Mars, but we're
somewhat off target, we should be closer
to those distant mountain foothills, just
across this vast rust colored plain

one more quick leap should do it, I think,
and we hold hands as I stress again
not to let go, we only have time
left for one more try

and we leap in a rush of excitement
so strong it's almost a wind ...

I wake up, already sleepily mulling over
that choice of transportation mode --
so exposed and inexact -- but even
more puzzling, why Mars?

then again, it's true that I have always felt
a bit like a creature from another planet
and now when an Earther gives me
that askance look I can retort "Hey,
what else can you expect?
I'm from Mars!"

[written on a dream of 2-3-16. Photomorph "Oasis" (12-11-12 12259ev5) 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.

* * * *
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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