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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

WAITING FOR THE HANDWRITING (photo) & THE PRISON CELL (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


no matter which way I turn,
there you are, blocking my way,
a blank, unyielding wall on which
I never get to write my lonely story,
much less the passionate one
I yearn to create with you

I suppose I could be grateful that like
some ancient telamon* your constant
presence holds off the threat
of the cracking ceiling above my head

but what about this floor that I pace,
wearing it thinner and thinner with each
thumping of my lopsided
arthritic gait:

I could crash through with you
into who knows what
fresh hell

[non-dream free verse poem written 1-17-17. *Telamon: a male figure used as a pillar of support in classical architecture. Photo "Waiting for the Handwriting" (4-27-15 051v2) 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)


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