Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, July 08, 2016

A NEW SUNSET (photomorph) & THE DOG AND THE MONKEY (dream narrative) by Roswila


it's the filming of a foreign movie and happening
in real life simultaneously (you know, the way emotional
life has its distinct reality within the manifest world)

the usual Felini-like characters populate it: charming
and dark, clowns and innocents, with a less usual string
of vibrant children and one small dog (well "small"
depending on how you think of it, as it's large
for a chihuahua)

two children currently being filmed bring the movie
smack dab into the reality of now when they get lost
and then found, and sent to take the classes
they'd almost lost out on by going missing;
however, the star here's the dog: how to train
it to a leash without breaking its joyful energetic
spirit that still radiates despite the wounds
its many tattoo-like scars attest to

the final scene of the movie is at the beach, the dog
just having learned to accept a lead when needed
but happy to have been set free for now, to leap
around the small dunes, trailing puffs of sand
in its wake, its shy new monkey companion
gamboling along at a little distance

when they reach the water the monkey clambers
onto the dog's back, embracing it belly down
with its long arms and legs, then loosening
its grip just enough to slide around and under
the dog to hang there, its own back lightly splashed
by the surf's retreating froth, as the dog ambles along
the sea's edge in the sunset's waning glow

the video camera frame holds this all in its eye,
maybe a still will eventually be made of the best
second of it as it cannot last, but maybe not,
for to freeze even the most minute portion
is to desert life's creative flow as it rises
and ebbs, rises and ebbs

and now is as good a time as ever to leave off
the telling of this story, and join the endless flux
from which it's drawn, leashed and free, movie and reality

[narrative on a dream of 7-5-16. BTW, I'm a monkey in chinese astrology, and I recently posted a poem called "I Hate Men" in which I compare them to dogs. Hm... Photomorph "A New Sunset" (10-1-09 7249v3b) 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); TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.


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