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SEE ALSO: TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract)

Friday, November 04, 2016

THE DAWN SPEAKS OUT (photomorph) & THE MULTITUDE (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


there's a multitude
of layers, dark and impossible to read
and they're stacked high,
tightly slotted into each other,
an odd sort of layer cake

I bring colored lights
to this desk top sized tower
hoping to brighten
it up, at least at some levels,
so it can be better related to

the first light I try,
a soft yellow, like sunshine
through autumn leaves,
does clarify a wee bit what one
level's about, but not in a new way

just the same old, same old: a difficult woman out of my past,
who's pulled quickly back into darkness by surrounding layers

even a rainbow of light has no effect, the black* tower
absorbing each color as it lands and spreads softly

(is this proof of the esoteric belief that black holds
the possibility of all light? put my way: black's a thief)

maybe there's no understanding this towering dark,
no inducing a premature dawn, not even this gently

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[three tanka and four two-liners on a dream of 11-2-16. *A psychological take on the color black. Photomorph "The Dawn Speaks Out" (10-4-14 010v2e) 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.

* * * *
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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