Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

REST STOP (photo) & GENTLE ANCHORING (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


several of us are lounging around
on an almost futon-thickness carpet
enjoying a lazy time together,
as I become comfortably drowsy

a man I've always been a bit drawn to,
is behind me, lying off to my left,
not touching but within range

then I realize it's almost past time
for me to go, but I don't want to
leave this pleasant little gathering
and so I begin to exaggerate
my drowsiness, hey, if I "fall asleep"
it's not my fault when I miss my
appointment, is it?

the man behind me somehow senses
exactly what I'm doing, and why,
and drapes his long left leg down
and over my left side from behind,
as if to help keep me softly
but firmly in place

as I silently accept the enjoyable
warmth and heft of his leg against me
he loops the fingers of one hand
through one of mine, and as with his leg,
there's no pressure, just more gentle
anchoring in the present moment

[free verse poem on a dream of 12-10-16. I would not have given a plug nickel I'd have had a comforting dream last night. I went to sleep in very bad shape, so to speak. And did not even incubate a question for my dreams. So this was a surprise gift. Photo "Rest Stop" (10-9-09 7455v2) 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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