Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

FAMILY PORTRAIT (photo) & THERE'S A BETTER WAY (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


there's a better way
to do this, handsome Maks* says,
father and baby
together can do it without
the aid of medication

like natural child birth, infant/Dad bonding
has become another province of doctors

one in which how things should go buries
the uniqueness of each parent/child pair

creating hosts of problems where only a rare few
would ever have surfaced without medicine

as proof, Maks introduces all to his toddler son,
a beaming, free-spirited talented little tyro

but the observers whisper: well, you know
how it goes with foreigners and their odd beliefs,

and how they only see what they want to,
not what's right in front of their eyes

[one tanka and a series of two-liners on a dream of 6-27-16. *Maks was one of the professional dancers on T.V.'s "Dancing With the Stars," who's Russian/American, and (IMHO) handsome and very outspoken. Photo "Family Portrait" (3-31-16 003v2a) 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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