BREAKING HEART (photomorph) & IT'S CRYIN' TIME AGAIN (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila
IT'S CRYIN' TIME AGAIN*
the only thing I want
is my infant back: where's it gone?
she cries to herself,
(this woman who's never felt deeply cared
for, without even her own babe now to love)
and, please, young man, she mumbles,
stop bragging about your beautiful kids
(yes, it's clear he's proud of them,
his joking shines with fatherly love)
for each word you utter about them stretches
my heart's huge emptiness closer to breaking
(losing this baby after so many before
makes her want to lose her life, as well)
[a tanka with four two-liners on a dream of 10-13-16. * "It's Cryin' Time Again" on Youtube, sung by Ray Charles. I sang snatches of this song throughout the dream. BTW, this dream is not about the loss of a literal child or even that I never had any. But about losing what appeared to be a chance at love, and/or a loss of soul (in shamanism, loss of certain aspects of self is known as soul loss). Photomorph "Breaking Heart" 18-10-14 008v6h) 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), 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]
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