INTERMINGLED (photomorph) & I COULD ALMOST WISH (non-dream, free verse poem) by Roswila
I COULD ALMOST WISH
your pain now so tangled up with mine,
turbulent resonances doubling the intense
difficulty of knowing which is whose,
that I could almost wish myself free
of you altogether: life lines untangled,
releasing us like scarred, but still
scintillating old fish back into the vast
ocean of emptiness
[non-dream free verse poem written 11-23-16. This could as well have been titled "The Empath's Plight." I do sometimes actually feel the intense, unexpressed emotions/pain of folk I deeply care about. The situation precipitating this poem is the most intense and involved one I've ever experienced. I will just about have decided I'm projecting, when what I've been feeling and suspect is theirs is confirmed in some indirect way by them as being theirs. Almost as if I've been doing their emotional work for them. Of course, I hasten to add that I do own the element of resonance. Especially in the situation in this poem: I'm exceptionally receptive to this person's emotions because they are so much like my own. Photomorph "Intermingled" (12-6-09 8515ev2h) 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.
[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
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