CIRCLING (photomorph) & DANCING AROUND (dream based prose poem) by Roswila
I stand in the middle of a large empty
saloon dance floor as each of two men,
in full cowboy regalia, steps up in turn
to say hello to me; the first man circling
me in a skillful Old West, boot kicking,
hat tipping dance and then stepping back;
the second man moving in to say hello,
doing his best to replicate the same
circling dance, but clearly not as skilled
as the first and lacking a sense of rhythm,
but his heart shining through, unlike
the first man's which was masked
by his careful precision; and my choice
of partner? a no brainer, I go for feeling
over skill, taking the second man's
large hand in mine: "No need
to dance around," I say,
"You had me at hello"
[prose poem on a dream of 12-26-16. Photomorph "Circling" (10-15-14 024v8a) 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.
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