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Monday, January 09, 2017

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (photomorph) & COLORIZED (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


most of the dream gets lost along the way,
peeled away from memory like muddy
clothing, leaving watery sludge smothering
recall in a thin translucent layer that
reveals the shapes beneath but not
how they got that way:

... she arrives at last at the gathering place
in the out-of-the-way corner of the city's park,
and to her deep surprise finds her father alone
there, and more surprising, that he's willing
to hear her out; and so she tells him how it's
felt never to have been invited to speak,
to have been effectively silenced by judgment,
itself silent but as impactful as some omni-
present neon color that makes her wince
(and worse) with its edgy vibration; and how
this new color, this pale, salmon sunset pink
that's now the trim for the all the building
facades and rooms, is a welcome change,
asking him if it's permanent or just another
teasing and quickly passing aberration,
emphasizing with fervent hand gestures
that she'd really like to know before she
follows it down another garden path, making
way too much of its hopeful beauty just
before it winks out, leaving her
feeling shamed again

[free verse poem on a dream of 1-8-16. Photomorph "Much Ado About Nothing" (6-22-09 2656v9b) 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]
**** 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 blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post); TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.


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