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Friday, July 28, 2017

CORKSCREW PUNCH (photomorph) & THE BOXING GAME (dream based free verse poem) by Roswila


she keeps trying to fill up the cavernous
space that echoes darkly inside herself,
creaking and threatening to collapse
and take her down like some lost
and lonely spelunker, with
learning how to box

even as she agrees with that persistent voice
in the back of her mind that asks: why should
she now, at this late age and in such physical
decline, take on this humongous task

yet, not only does the mysterious necessity
press itself upon her, leading her to struggle
to complete even one of the many strenuous
lessons she sees lying ahead of her, but
the odd desire to develop this particular
new skill draws her like
nothing else ever has

and so, despite her wobbly balance and aching
heart, she puts her arms and hands, shoulders
and legs and heaving core, into what feels
like the single most demanding and yet
light-filled challenge of her life

[free verse poem on a dream of 7-26-17. Photomorph "Corkscrew Punch" 10-7-14 009v4) 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); TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.


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