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

Friday, November 25, 2016

TRYING TO FILL THE SKY (photo) & THAT UNFATHOMABLE HUNGER (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


as we stand on the long supermarket
check out line, we all pull a series
of ghostly ribbons out of our heart chakras,*
folding each pale strip carefully into glass
tubes we've been told to fill with
these no longer needed fillers

as I pull and fold I wonder why
these various lengths are called "fillers"
when a better term might be "place holders,"
waiting as they always have for the real
thing to come along, someday, somehow,
and take up residence in our hearts
with an enlightening burst,
satisfying that unfathomable
hunger we've born from birth

[free verse poem on a dream of 11-23-16. *Basic information on chakras. Photo "Trying to Fill the Sky" (10-20-16 006v2a) 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]
**** 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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