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Sunday, July 09, 2017

ASS-OVER-TEAKETTLE (photomorph) & THE FACE-PLANT (re-post of mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


she's ordered to dim
her lights or they'll ask her
to leave this house
she sadly obliges them
and promptly does a face-plant

her neon colors
had long been her only buoys
yet her offspring held
close to her chest are not hurt
by this sudden toppling

finding the tumble
amusing, her kids explore
the new viewing angle
while she catches her breath
and harbors her slew of babes

how will she stay upright now without brilliant lights
to float her down the rough path like helium balloons

from this low place the only way she can see
is to take the risk and stand up lightless

[tanka series with a pair of two-liners on a dream of 10-24-14. I came across this poem wandering through slews of old posts, trying to find something I felt like putting up again (no viable dream recall from last night, or other poem in progress). It's one I didn't recall at all at first, neither as dream nor as poem, and that's highly unusual. But as I re-read it I had a vague memory of that toppling and the relief that the babes weren't hurt. Photomorph "Ass-Over-Teakettle" (9-10-09 6727v5b) by Roswila; produced today to go with this poem re-post]

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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