Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Thursday, March 09, 2017

LOST TO THE NIGHT (photomorph) & THE SWEET BEAST (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


another morning
waking to the same beast of tears
rattling her cage bars,
this beast of forever yearning
that haunts every waking hour

a wild sweet creature,
with large dark eyes and little hands
always reaching out
between the bars, petitioning:
for release, for sustenance, for love

twisting and wounding
the heart of witness with each gesture
of her beast fingers

sadly, she can not be allowed her freedom
just look at the damage she does contained

and there's not even
any way to offer comfort to this pitiful
wild dumb creature
shaking the bars of her cage as she
pleads wordlessly but eloquently,

unable to comprehend there's no release
from her cold, empty prison of yearning

[three tanka mixed with a dreamku and two two-liners on a vague dream image of 3-8-17. Photomorph "Lost to the Night" ( 6-12-09 2147v7a) 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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