CRADLE OF EVENING (photo) & PRAYER TO THE PAIN (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila
PRAYER TO THE PAIN
help me not to reject or numb or analyze you
all out of shape or sense, but rather to embrace
you as the gift you are, hot and damp
with the pulse of mystery like a newborn
help me, pain, to breathe open these narrow
horizons of habit and certitude to cradle
your blessing of innocence
[non-dream free verse poem written 6-15-16. Seventh in a "Prayer to..." series, all posted here (Prayer to the Sun, Prayer to the Haze, Prayer to Empty Moments, Prayer to An Other, Prayer to Surrender, and Prayer to Deep Sadness) so just search by title (search box is in the upper left of this page) if you're interested. Photo "Cradle of Evening" (6-6-16 005v3a) by Roswila]
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.
[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
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