Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, April 01, 2016

IN A SUNNY PATCH (photo) & THE YELLOW SKIRT (on a dream) by Roswila


oy! after thinking about him all evening,
he appears in a dream, this new crush
that's weighing so heavy on her

though, as often in dreams, she's braver
than in waking life: she's asked him
to join her at a dinner theatre show

he's not as laid back as usual, sitting very
close to her, while something in his aspect
says this is really more like a date

which is fine by her, for sure, but then
(sigh) a young woman he knows comes
up to them and she begins to worry

after that, he goes to get the bill and hands
it right to her ($149.50!), and she accepts
that it's hers to pay for having invited him

as they drive home, she enjoys his casual mastery
(if you will) at the wheel of the car, 'til he calls
another woman to tell her where to meet him

and her worries about his not being truly
available rise again sharply; to distract herself
she brushes at the folds of her sunny yellow skirt,

wondering at the symbolism of yellow: her long-
deceased mother's favorite color, cowardice,
or, the least disturbing association: friendship

then she notices the hem's getting rather grungy,
she'll have to wash it, further distracting herself
by wondering whether or not the dye will run

the yellow of the skirt fills her downward focus
all the way home, like a blossom that had opened
only to quickly splay out, wrinkled and wilted

[on a dream of 4-1-16. Photo "In A Sunny Patch" (3-24-16 005v2a) 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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