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Sunday, April 09, 2017

TREE OF HEAVEN (photomorph) & DELTOPIA 2017 (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


I toddle along with my old lady walker,
back from a visit to the beach overlook,
passed by an increasingly turbulent stream
of celebrating University students:
this spring's street party has begun!
the music from balcony parties bursts louder
with each block I wheel down, the bass beats
thrumming in my breast stimulating memories
of my own spring ages ago and that college break
weekend in the infamous Fort Lauderdale;
as I head slowly toward my retirement
community, I'm only rarely acknowledged
with an hello, mostly I'm totally ignored,
no more than a rather vague obstacle to be
gotten past in their youthful surge to be
rebellious and intensely sexy, little do they
know something inside me is still, even at this
late date, no different from they, but bears
compelling passions, and a desire to party
and propriety be damned; as I start to crane
my neck way up to view a balcony blow out
whose booming music has suddenly started,
a vast number of small dry dead leaves skitter
across the black top ahead of my walker wheels
in crisp bursts of leaf after leaf, as if large
invisible fingers were texting us all, old lady and
students alike: this is how each of us winds up --
fallen or ripped from the Tree of Life
and blown home on the will of heaven

[non-dream free verse poem written 4-8-17. * Deltopia, from Wikipedia. Photomorph "Tree of Heaven" (3-28-17 004v2a) 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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