A VISIT FROM THE LIGHT (photo) & THE PICTURE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila
the picture she's so attached to
needs reframing, and re-hanging
in softer, less direct light
she gets to work as snatches
from the old song "I wish
I didn't love you so"*
float through her mind, a rather
puzzling association or maybe
just a bit of stray mental static
"...I should be smiling by now
with a new tender friend..."
the song goes on as she fits the photo
neatly into a newer frame that just
happened to be in her closet,
and starts to look for a place
out of the window light to hang it
the singer proclaims "...yet when I try,
something in my heart says no...",
even as she whispers a "yes"
to the wall space she's chosen
for the reframed picture
the song goes on "... and that's why I
wish I didn't love you so...,"
accompanied by scuffling noises
as she hangs her reframed photo
in its new place
the music's over, but not her sad thoughts
as she stands, hugging herself
and checking out her handiwork:
we may change its context
and view it in a different light,
but the picture
remains the same
[free verse poem on a dream of 7-22-16. *YouTube music video of Willie Nelson singing "I Wish I Didn't Love You So," the song that wove in and out of this dream. Photo "A Visit From the Light" (7-13-16 001v2) by Roswila]
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.
[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
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