Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

CAN'T SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES (photomorph) & I HATE MEN (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


"...he may have hair upon his chest
but sister so does Lassie" ...

yep, they're all dogs (even the ones
without chest fur), yes, one entire
half of the human species
gives canines a bad name

but, then again, maybe I'm just a bitch
who's been barking up all the wrong trees
my entire life, lost in a forest
of deep voices, earthy smells,
and tantalizing sights

nah, it feels so much better to blame the male
of the species, my anger hot and stimulating
as I sit here filing the nails I've broken
or torn to the quick trying to climb
unwelcoming trees

[non-dream free verse poem written 7-4-16. *The title and line in quotes are from the song "I Hate Men", from the musical Kiss Me Kate, which is based on Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." Photomorph "Can't See the Forest for the Trees" 6-28-16 001v5a) 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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