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

Sunday, April 17, 2016

IN THE FOREST OF DESIRE (photomorph) & AN OLD WOMAN'S PLAINT (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


sitting alone at a crossroads in front of our
community's little corner store, complaining
to myself about a new and seemingly endless
hot yearning, a bite of fudgesicle hits
an old tooth filling wildly awry and yikes!

more than being reminded to skirt that tooth
I realize I've been eating this sweet delight
without even noticing it, without savoring
what I'd come here to obtain, instead going
on autopilot from yearning to yearning,
cranky and unsatisfied

the last bite of the icy sweet slides across
my tongue and is gone, the heat returning
to my mouth even as that burning yearning
rises again in my mind and body, but now
I embrace it as sufficient to this moment, a treat
that bears its own pulsating measure of aliveness

[non-dream free verse poem written 4-16-16. Photomorph "In the Forest of Desire" (5-25-09 1726v14c) 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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