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Thursday, May 18, 2017

SEEKING SHELTER (photomorph) & UNMASKED (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


the persistent dream image keeps
tiptoeing past in the background as I'm
dreaming other things, but I won't let it
get away with that and grab it
by the collar, asking the familiar
male figure who's always and ever
been only a friend: "Who are you
a symbol of? You, who now say
you've loved and desired me
for several years"

as I look at this unmistakable
maleness standing pinned by my
mental grip, the full body mask he's
been wearing splits suddenly into
pieces, and like an impossibly adult
new born bird the underlying male
steps awkwardly out of the cracked
pieces of the shell:

how obvious! it's you, who else would
it be underneath the dream mask?
and gloriously on the rise, no less,
glistening with all the wishful
tears that created this dream

[free verse poem on a dream of 5-17-17. Photomorph "Seeking Shelter" (12-15-16 025v2c) by Roswila; this pic is best viewed in a larger version to see the details, so just click on the image if you're interested]

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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