Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

THE SUN'S SKIN (photomorph) & THE WOULD-BE BIRD FEEDER (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila]

(a challenge poem*)

two of my neighbors I've just run into,
and I, stand together on the street corner,
admiring the fresh basket-shaped mango skin
she's holding up, back lit by the bright sunlight;
she smiles, wondering out loud if it will dry
hard enough to make into the hanging bird
feeder its shape suggests; as the two of them
walk on, taking the impressive skin away
with them, I think: no matter if it doesn't find
a second life as a feeder, we have already
been fed by its dazzling orange-yellow
color, its sun sweetened curves

[non-dream free verse poem written on 6-13-17. * I'm calling this one a challenge poem as just before my neighbor left she added, with a smile: "Now you can write a poem about this mango skin." I should add that my fellow residents in the retirement community I live in are all too aware of how much poetry I write. :-) Photomorph "The Sun's Skin" (3-2-15 005v10a) 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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