Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Monday, August 08, 2016

THE ASSAULT (photomorph) & THE LAST OPENING UP (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


an old Cat Steven's song says:
the first cut is the deepest

but after a lifetime of deep slices,
near misses, and nicks
I disagree

this one, that may very well be
the last opening up
my old heart has left in it,
is the deepest

even the protecting ribs
receive long scratches
and wobble woefully
at each repeated cut
that like a sad heart beat
repeats the reality:

it never was
it never will be

[non-dream free verse poem written 8-8-16. Photomorph "The Assault" (11-29-09 8391v8a) 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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