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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

GARDEN DRONE (photomorph) & JUST ONE LOOK (dream inspired free verse poem) by Roswila


the old song insinuates itself
into each dream of the night:

"Just one look, that's all it took,
just one look..."*

yeah, that's all it did take and from quite
a distance at that, a chance meeting
of our eyes over the heads of others
milling about in the crowd

our glances might have been missiles
launched from warring countries
that met in mid air exploding each other

but as I now recall, the combustion
was more like fireworks, making a wild
display in mind and body, showering
that night with a sudden re-awakening

all in "just one look," and it wasn't
even our first mutual glance,
simply the first to put spark
to fuse

one that ultimately trailed a sad little
whiff of a warning like the lightly smoky
aftermath of a pyrotechnics show:

you've breathed these ashes before

[non-dream free verse poem inspired by the song I heard/sang all through the dreams of 3-28-16. * "Just One Look," the original 1963 version (written by Doris Troy and Gregory Carroll). It's all I recall of the many dreams I had last night. Photomorph "Garden Drone" (3-28-16 038v2) 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 blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)


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