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Monday, November 21, 2016

JUST PASSING THROUGH (#2) (photo) & ACCEPTING THE RADIANCE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


he slowly lowers his bone thin,
old body into the back seat of the car

as we all adjust our safety belts
I'm happy to see he's looking
a bit better, more healed in
some way, but still rather too frail

so when he comments as if it's nothing
at all that "oh, I finished installing
all the new windows before I
left the house..." I'm very surprised
and more than a bit concerned
and do not hesitate to say so

after all, there's no cure for what ails
him, only alleviation, and he could
have, maybe even did, make things
worse for himself ultimately
by such an extended exertion

in response to my burst of worry
a bright smile appears
on his pale, scruffy-bearded face
as he gently asserts "But the clarity
of light in the rooms now can't be beat,
like living on a sunny shoreline
where it's always early morning"

and I let go of any further worry,
gratefully accepting the radiance
of his fragile presence

[free verse poem on a dream of 11-19-16. Photo "Just Passing Through (#2)" (10-30-16 002v2) 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), 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]
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At 9:25 AM , Blogger VCW said...

Radiantly expressed.

At 10:06 AM , Blogger Roswila said...

Thanks so much, VCW. It was a comforting dream, one I'd do well to remember.


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