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Friday, May 06, 2016

NIGHT'S CRADLE (photomorph) & THE NATURE OF THINGS (dream narrative) by Roswila


they not only know when the twins
will be born but that the girl
will be birthed the day before the boy

I ask how they hope to make this happen,
but get no direct answer, just shades
of not very well hidden amusement
at my concern as they try to redirect
my interest elsewhere

I try Googling for information on how
they might attempt to control the births,
but the computer has Windows 10 (Ack!)
which I cannot abide, but I try like
the blazes anyway to do a search

just as I'm turning the air blue cursing,
I overhear one of them comment
that they now have the brain scans
of the unborn twins: Ah Hah!, I think,
that's how they hope to precipitate
the birth of the girl and then they boy
exactly when they want them to happen:
by stimulating each of the twin's brains
at a particular time, in a precise way

I listen closely, but no mention's made
of the mother's brain or (more importantly)
body; isn't there an almost musical interplay
between babe and mother during birth,
a delicate orchestration of bodies,
minds and spirits?

with such a finely tuned and reciprocal
process evolved millennia ago,
wouldn't it be wiser (not to mention simpler)
to let things take their course, than to try
to micro-manage nature?

[narrative on a dream of 5-4-16. Photomorph "Night's Cradle" (6-28-09 2988v2) 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]
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