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Monday, June 20, 2016

THE PALM TELLS A STORY (photo) & PRAYER TO THE LEFT BRAIN INTERPRETER (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


please, oh, please dear interpreter
write some new stories in my brain
for a change with your infinite
talent and skills

lay down fresh instantaneous tales
that will activate different neural
pathways in my anxious brain,
tales that will be uplifting
and calming, or at the very least
not the same old same old frenemies
that I call my paranoias

but failing this, please give me
a few seconds grace to see its fabrication
before one of your convoluted scripts
burns into my mind, a tightly woven
and painfully attractive weave,
time enough to brush its hot,
sticky threads away before they harden
and I believe I am the storyline

should even this not be possible, dear interpreter,
help me at least to hold a small light of awareness
in the murky fallout of on-going story time
when your fictions tangle up
like huge Gordian knots with those
other people's interpreters write:
it's a fabulous world, filled with
and built by nothing more
and nothing less
than tall tales

[non-dream free verse poem written 6-20-16. *Click here to read about our left brain interpreter. I once suggested here that it might be this interpreter that actually "writes" our dreams. I.e., the dream was not dreamed as we recall it but may only have been a jumble of random neural firings. And that as we first recall the dream on waking we are witnessing our left brain interpreter organizing it into some sort of story. This interpreter was brought to mind as I just started a new book, "The Neurotic's Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment," by Chris Niebauer, Ph.D., in which this story teller is central to the writer's point. BTW, this poem is eighth 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, Prayer to Deep Sadness, and Prayer to Pain) so just search by title (search box is in the upper left of this page) if you're interested. Photo "The Palm Tells A Story" (6-12-16 oldpic) 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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