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Friday, June 17, 2016

IN THE FACE OF IT (photo) & CONCERNING ISSUES (on two dreams) by Roswila


a middle aged man's quite concerned
that this lovely woman's way too young
for that man (after all, she's only 14);
another adult man tells him not to worry,
that he knows the guy who's pursuing
her and he really does like her
(that he's not just being a horn dog
after a tasty morsel), that they should
simply leave this May/December pair alone
in that small room and let nature
take it's course, for what was it
that old T.V. commercial said?
ah, yes, "You can't fool Mother Nature"

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an elderly woman's male friend
and I are very concerned about her;
I take a chance and say to her that
maybe she needs to see a doctor
(given my distrust of all medical folk,
that's a good indication of how disturbed
I am); she responds with one of her
most pleasing smiles (the kind
that usually goes right to my heart),
saying she'd just spent 14 hours
in the hospital having some issue
(other than the one worrying me)
checked out, and she was told she's fine,
that all shall be well, and all manner
of thing shall be well*

[on two separate dreams of 6-14-16. *Even in the dream I knew these last two lines to be from a quote by Julian of Norwich (an anchoress, a woman who set herself apart for God and lived isolated in a cell): “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” I note the number 14 appears in both dreams and that the date of the dreaming was the 14th. That feels like a clue that these dreams are largely, maybe even entirely about current issues. I also googled for the esoteric meaning of the number 14, and found this phrase to be most relevant: a "... great need in life ... to achieve balance, harmony, temperance and prudence." Photo "In the Face of It" (3-24-16 010v2) 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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