Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

APRICOT MOON (photo) & IN THE MIRROR (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


part sister, part demon
you visit nightly
draped in sleep,
a child playing dress-up
before her mother's mirror

you take on facets
that beg reflection,
friend or traitor,
whimsical or sad

as each in turn
finds full embrace
in the moon-like silver
of the mirror

[poem written during late night wakefulness, dream influenced, 4-11-07. This over ten year old poem I chose to re-post today (for lack of anything else) is one that I like, yet feel puzzled by. It's as if I just about get a grip on something and it slips away. Of course, that's certainly appropriate with a dream influenced piece. Yet (this may sound like a contradiction) a poem needs to be clear in its unclarity. And I don't think this one has that sort of necessary clarity. But, I still like it. :-) Photo "Apricot Moon" (10-27-15 034v3a) 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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