Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

THE FIRE BELOW (photomorph) & THE BURNING BARN (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


"I'm just like a horse running
back into a burning barn,"
I think as I embrace him

but there's no conflagration here
of any kind, simply the deep creature
comfort of holding and being held

for once he stands still for it,
no awkwardness or hidden
resistance, only wide open welcome
with a soupҫon of puzzlement
and well might he wonder why I'm
back in his arms because I do, too

then I happen to glance
at my carpet, wincing when I notice
all the dust accumulated at the edges,
my readily shed silver hairs tangled
throughout it in little tumbleweeds

yes, it's time for me to clean up
my own act and now, even for a burning barn,
I don't think it will be such a terrible task

[free verse poem on a dream of 4-25-16. Photomorph "The Fire Below" (4-15-14 058v6) 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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