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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

BACKFIRE (photomorph) & PRAYER TO THE HEAT WAVE (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


like a backfire may you burn away
any fuel that this unexpressed passion
for him might use to run wild again
consuming acre after acre
of hope and self-esteem
leaving nothing in its wide wake
but a barren yearning
with no end in sight
the dark heat of his familiar silhouette
already rising again
through a rain of ashes

[non-dream free verse poem written at the end of June 2016. I've had this one on the back burner (if you'll pardon that unintended pun) not sure I wanted to post any more yearning poems. But I have zilch dream recall this morning and this prayer is still, unfortunately, relevant. And though the actual wildfire that gave me the image has been totally contained now, I have not been. BTW, this poem is 10th in a "Prayer to..." series, all posted here (Prayer to the Sun, ... to the Haze, ... to Empty Moments, ... to An Other, ... to Surrender, ... to Deep Sadness, ... to Pain, ... to the Left Brain Interpreter, and ... to the Wind) so just search by title (search box is in the upper left of this page) if you're interested. Photomorph "Backfire" (9-2-09 6439v2z) 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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