Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

LIFE ON THE GREAT ROUND (photomorph) & MERRY-GO-ROUND (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


I wouldn't give a plug nickel
for even a lengthy round of rides
on that merry-go-round

all that endless circling past
the same old same old territory
while straining to grab the prize of yet
another golden ring just out of reach,
well, it's just too much for this old lady

and yet, and yet, the singing in the blood,
the bursts of laughter, the ageless light
that flashes, over and over,
out of the shadows
into the dizzying circling

and best, the beast between the legs,
moving smoothly up and down

ah, yes, the beast:
unicorn or lion,
leopard or rooster,

well worth an overflowing bucket
of plug nickels for even
one more breathless ride

[non-dream free verse poem written 5-17-16. Photomorph "Life on the Great Round" (5-2-16 003v2f) 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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