Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

VIEW FROM THE EDGE (photo) & THE NOURISHING STEW (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


"All shall be well, and all shall be well,
all manner of thing shall be well"*
and how could it not be when something
from somewhere grabs her by the collar
each time she comes close to the edge
of the cliff driven by a desperate
desire to jump and make an end
to all the sturm und drang,
and since now there are times
when the rise of storm and stress
takes on an odd flavor, as if
it were no more than the passing
unpleasantness of one unground
pepper seed she's inadvertently chomped
on in a mouthful of nourishing stew

[non-dream free verse poem written 7-16-16. *Said by Julian of Norwich, a 14th century anchorite nun. And, yes, I used this quote in a previous recent poem. It's really resonating for me these days. BTW, I'm not a pepper aficionado by any stretch of the imagination. I've got a wimpy Irish palate. Smile. Photo "View From the Edge" (7-20-16 017v2) 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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