Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

BEGGARED BY THE MOON (photo) & THE BETTER QUESTION (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


she falls asleep asking her dreams
for help: what's with this on-going
and intense increase in her old lady
crankiness? living in constant fear
of biting off someone's head just
won't do! feeling so vulnerable
that defensive anger she must
choke back is her go-to
response to almost any
situation ... no, this will
not do, not do at all ...

... the dream is sweet and intimate,
(and oh-so-welcome!) his body
and hers entwined in a long yearned
for rise to night-lighting heat ...

... sheesh! she wakes enough as she
turns over to note the answer
she'd received: why not tell her
she needs to take an energizing
long stroll sans her walker, across
the space dust on the surface
of the full moon, or why not Mars?
either would be more obtainable

maybe the better question to ask
her dreams would be: how can one
learn to live in a principled way
with what can't be changed

[free verse poem on a dream of 7-14-17. What I did by asking my dreams for something just before falling asleep is called "incubating a dream." I almost always get a dream response. Photo "Beggared by the Moon" (10-27-15 002v6) 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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