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Thursday, December 29, 2016

FROZEN (photo) & "in the blue spirit..." ([non-dream] morph of classic Japanese poem) by Roswila

(a Ryōkan morph*)

in the blue spirit, cold wind blowing
on the defeated heart, dust swirling

[(non-dream) "morphing" of a poem by the Japanese writer *Ryōkan Taigu (1758-1831): "In the blue heavens, cold goose calling. On the empty hills, leaves flying." We used to do this in the scifaiku group I participated in online. Someone would start an email chain with a morph of a classic haiku into a scifaiku. (And others would respond in turn in the scifaiku form, taking off from that person's morph.) But here I'm clearly taking Ryōkan's lovely, almost selfless poem to my own place of what might well be called self-pity. BTW, I say "almost selfless" about his poem because a self is there if only as the observer who wrote the poem. Photo "Frozen" (12-21-16 012v5) 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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