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Friday, April 15, 2016

AT THE HEART OF TURQUOISE (photomorph) & THE ELIXIR OF TURQUOISE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


he hands me a little bottle, "Elixir of Turquoise,"
and when I thank him he corrects the name
I use, saying gently, "I'm called z.z."

how odd that I never knew he had a nickname
and now only learn it when he's moving on,
what else about him did I miss getting to know
sad, is it not, how connections sometimes deepen
just as they're about to be broken

and the gift of turquoise he's leaving me is exactly
what I didn't know I wanted until I saw it nestled
in the palm of his large hand: a drink from an ancient
master stone's well of healing

then I notice the disclaimer label on the side
of the golden brown, stoppered bottle that reads
in the tiniest of print: "Life's not about getting
what you want, it's about living the life you have"

[free verse poem on a dream of 4-13-16. Turquoise is actually referred to in gem lore as a master healer, which I didn't recall until I googled it this morning. However, "master healer" was referenced in the dream so I may very well have read about it long ago when I (kinda, sorta) believed in the healing properties of gem stones and their elixirs. Photomorph "At the Heart of Turquoise" (11-14-14 10009v4b) 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]
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