Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

DRINKING THE LIGHT (photomorph) & THE FREELY GIVEN GIFT (dream inspired free verse poem) by Roswila


she wanders the drought ridden gardens,
surprised how little what must be the deep ravages
of thirst show in the wild array of hues and shapes
opening under the early summer sun

her own life-long deficit echoes endlessly inside,
a dust bowl mix of ancient unmet yearning
and egregious failures, threatening as always
to drag down into its depression the good face
she somehow always manages to put on
to walk into the day

she pulls out her camera knowing the focus
of seeking and snapping shot after shot
will anchor her blessedly
like the abundant flora

as she feels the familiar miraculous
setting down of roots she has a last thought
before the nearly oblivious delight
of responding to the shapes and shadows
in front of her has settled in

is this what's touted as faith:

this standing at the crossroads of the pain
of the past and the fear of the future,

drinking in the freely given gift
of the sunlight's warmth and playfulness

[free verse poem taking off from a dream fragment of 6-22-16 that I had begun trying to write about in my sleep. Photomorph "Drinking the Light" (10-7-09 7391v3) 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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