HAIR RAISING (photo) & THOUGHTLESS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila
the youngish, dark haired woman
comes toward me, gesticulating wildly
as she glances, again and again,
back behind her at the old concrete bridge:
"Do you see that mess, and it was just
cleaned up after the last thoughtless
trashing it was given, there's no respect
anymore for what continues to serve
us well, much less cultural tradition"
I back away from her fury (it being
too much like mine to bear)
and wind up in a capacious living
room, rather more like the library
in some modernized castle,
in which Princess Diana tries
to describe to a visiting psychologist
just why she relates the way she does,
what purpose or meaning her
graciousness attempts to serve,
the psychologist listens closely, then
interjects the single word "Politeness?"
(clearly meaning, is this what
you're referring to) as she nods
a slow, yet dubious "yes,"
"But that's not really the point," she adds,
"it's not about a book of manners
to be followed to the letter
for the sake of being correct,
but rather about the repercussions
of ill considered words and actions
lobbed like missiles into our midst"
[free verse poem on a dream of 3-18-16. Photo "Hair Raising" (8-10-14 009v2) 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, as the above is), 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]
**** 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.