Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

NEEDLE WORK (photomorph) & A BLAND DREAM (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


it seems like such a bland, even
pointless dream, not worth the effort
to work up into writing

but maybe (as has happened before)
once begun a point will start to surface,
a needle with which to stitch a passable design:

the famous actor, son of an equally
successful actor, applies
for a large bank loan

the paperwork is mountainous,
with folder after folder holding
the various levels and stages
to this financial transaction,
each one a separate, sub-loan
(as it were) to be attended to
as if it stood alone

it's all very well organized and suits
the man's approach to things,
if not his wife's, who's very casual
and not at all what one might expect
a celebrity's spouse to be
(a bit frumpy, if lively)

the actor thanks the bank manager
for all their work and quickly adds
that though he doesn't anticipate his wife
drawing on any of the loan's levels,
she does have the same rights as he
to use of the funds

and remaining unspoken: that she also bears
the same responsibility for the over all
debt whether or not she avails herself
of any of the money

and maybe that's the sharpest point,
the needle that punctures if misunderstood
or denied: we're all in this together,
with equal responsibility, no matter
how little or much we may ask of others

[free verse poem on a dream of 4-11-16. Well, I gave it a shot (is that a needle pun? smile) but I don't think it really works. Still, it's my effort for the day, so I'm posting it anyway. BTW, I do think the point I finally got from this "bland" dream is important for me to remember. I just wish I could find a better way to end it, i.e. without making the insight I got explicit. Maybe I could if I put it aside for a day or two. But I'd rather post it as is and move on. Photomorph "Needle Work" (3-24-16 010v3) 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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