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Monday, June 06, 2016

REACHING FOR THE SKY (photomorph) & HE LEAVES HER (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


he leaves her on good terms
though without telling her why,
having decided to protect her
from the truth

but what he doesn't realize (never did
realize about her) is that she knows
why, that she almost always knows
what she'd rather not, ignorance
being a bliss she's never been able
to hold on to, the scars from childhood
abuse stretching like ultra-fine antennae
across her soul

what eases her painful knowledge
as she watches him fly up and off
into the sunny sky is how he keeps
glancing back, a momentary doubt
filling his (soon to be no more
than a memory) eyes: should I,
she can almost hear him thinking,
should I tell her why?

yet he keeps on flying and her heart
lurches (only slightly) when be becomes
a graceful roan stallion, shining
as he lopes further away through
the air toward the horizon, beyond which
he's about to glide like a setting sun

for it seems quite fitting that he leave
her in this way (even if it also
makes her cry all the harder):

in the fond form of a long gone love

[free verse poem on a dream of 6-5-16. Yes, I loved horses as a child (still think they're darn special). Photomorph "Reaching for the Sky" (5-2-16 002v10) 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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