DON'T TOUCH (photomorph) & FRAIDY CAT (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila
he rushes away,
saying over his shoulder
that I can pay later
for his original painting
should I decide that I do
really want to keep it
mostly sunrise yellow
I smile wryly, associating the color
with its meaning of cowardice
but who's the fraidy cat here? he, rushing
off without waiting for my reaction?
or me? not even attempting to call him back
to the unknown hanging fire between us
[two tanka and two two-liners on a dream of 7-16-16. Even more than the presence of fear in relationships, I've been thinking about that third line in the first tanka. It feels like a warning: consider the cost of acceptance. Photomorph "Don't Touch" 6-5-09 1837v4a) 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]
**** 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.