Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

SEE ALSO: TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract)

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

THE LIGHT SPEAKS (photomorph) & UNSAID (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


a woman friend and I
visit where our deceased neighbor,
Peggy Wentz*
now stays; we stand in the kitchen
under a lamp on a tall white pole

my friend announces
loudly up towards the top of the pole
that "Patricia Kelly's
arrived for a visit!" as Peggy's voice
radiates from the lamp's light bulb

though she's clearly happy I'm here,
I wonder what she's leaving unsaid

the dead aren't necessarily anymore
forthcoming (or even wise) than the living

[two tanka and two two-liners on a dream of 3-31-17. *An actual deceased neighbor, with whom I was friendly. BTW, after posting this dream/poem I decided to explore what Peggy might have been holding back, by pulling some tarot cards on the dream. It quickly became clear that I was the one holding back, i.e, holding back on really listening to her. The cards got through to me what even my dreaming mind resisted. She was warning me about a particular relationship in my life at present. N.B., although I don't completely reject the idea it was actually Peggy's soul speaking in that dream, I think it's more likely it was part of me having trouble getting through to my conscious self. Photomorph "The Light Speaks" (5-1-13 12632v2a) 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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