Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, March 06, 2016

WINGS OF THE VAMPIRE (photomorph) & THE ARTISTIC VAMPIRE (dream monologue) by Roswila


lookit! lookit here! huge binders
of their art, what a wonderful record to have!
(yes, "their" being that woman and man
whose work you and I so admire)

let's open the woman's first ... hm, it's packed
with only her writing (well, if I recall correctly,
isn't she also a visual artist?) but we don't have
time to savor it right now so I'll just leaf through

ah, a hyper-link to the man's art ... wow, just
a glancing look and it's jumped us to his art binder

and here he is, stuffed between pages but
still live and in person, his hair trying to outshine
both sun and moon, his eyes, the morning sky
... oh-my-oh-my, a buff and butt naked young vampire
(yeah, you didn't know that last about him, did you?)

oy, he's in some sort of difficulty ... see?
he's locked out on a high, narrow building ledge,
guess he hasn't had a drink of blood in too long
or he could just turn into his bat self and fly off
(no, as real as this scene is it's not real enough
that we can actually help him ...)

what's happening? he smells and hears something ...
that's good! there's a human wandering behind
that dark window, maybe they'll unlock it
and let him in off the ledge ... (sigh, you're quite right,
I'm forgetting the nature of both beasts: no human
can risk inviting a vampire in)

then again, maybe this is just another example of his
carefully crafted stories, and for this talented
vampire's sake, I certainly hope so, since even
vampires can be stranded and starve
until they fade away
into nothing

[monologue on a dream of 3-4-16. Photomorph "Wings of the Vampire" (2-12-16 010v7) 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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