Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, May 01, 2016

MAY DAY SUN (photomorph) & PRAYER TO THE SUN (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


burn out the suffering
but leave me the pain
and the awe

this close to the last edge
their brilliance nearly blinds

like gems at the seashore
we gather from our dreams
and lift to the light

[non-dream free verse poem written 5-1-16. I'd drafted a dream poem before going out for a May Day walk in the lovely sunshine. But I'll probably post it tomorrow as this little poem popped once I sat down under the sun's warmth. BTW, I'm making the Buddhist distinction here between pain being inevitable, but suffering not. It's how we respond to, think about our pain that turns it into on-going suffering. A lesson I keep learning over and over these days. And how much more time I have to waste coping with the ravages of suffering I surely don't know. Even if I did, I no longer want to waste a minute if I can possibly avoid it. Not with each new moment waiting to be lifted to the light. Photomorph "May Day Sun" (4-13-13 12459v2b) 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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