Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, February 27, 2016

PREMONITION (photo) & WINDOW PANES (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


so many ghosts pressing from behind
one glass window onto the world,
lost in an endless morphing maze
of windows, each window rubbing sill
and frame against the others, nothing
holding the labyrinth together at any
point in time but the pressure of profusion,
while each window's unique infinity of ghosts
mills about moaning fraudulent intuitions
and predictions, agitating for entrance
into the world again, knocking and knocking
like a chill wind on the fragile pane

[non-dream free verse poem "finished" 2-27-16. I put the word finished in quotes as a poem is never really finished (IMHO). As I've said here many times, I'm sure, I can read a many year's old poem and see something that needs changing. So when I decide a poem (or any writing) of mine is complete that simply means I've reached a stopping point, beyond which I'm not willing to wait and see if I might need to go. It's almost as if I run out of gas. BTW, I'm still sometimes surprised at how much more time and effort has to go into almost any of my non-dream free verse poems, than any style dream poem I write. I've been at this poem for instance for a few days, in lengthy sessions both at the computer and at my lap desk with pen to paper. Yet I almost always draft, edit, and post a dream-based piece the morning after a dream. My dreaming brain has already done the deep story line work, provided the images, and all my waking mind then has to do is organize and respond to it. But with a non-dream poem there's a struggle to get at what that story wants to be, and then how to say it (i.e., what are the best images to carry the story and in what format), involving a great deal more trial and error writing. Photo "Premonition" (1-23-16 001v5) 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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