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Saturday, July 22, 2017

DANCE OF THE PAPER TREE (photo) & THE OLD PAPER TREE (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila]


old paper tree, don't stop writing your stories
against the sky, curled and bent twigs
and branches marking invisible trails
for me to follow and fill in with my own knotted
tales of going on despite little to none of what I
most needed and wanted; I've heard if you give
a chimp a typewriter and let it bang away
for an infinite amount of time it will
eventually produce all of Shakespeare's work;
help me, old tree, to keep writing away until
my stories no longer smack of this emptiness,
this long past painful, self-centered yearning,
and simply dance against the powder
blue sky the way your branches do today
in an unselfconscious tarantella

[non-dream free verse poem written 7-19-17. *The tree was probably actually a eucalyptus, but someone I know refers to this type as a "paper tree," which also has peeling bark. And I like the term paper tree for use in a poem about writing. Though how much longer paper will be all that related to writing is questionable given how electronicized everything's becoming. Photo "Dance of the Paper Tree" (7-23-09 4122ev2), a eucalyptus tree trunk, 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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