Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

WITHOUT A PADDLE (photomorph) & YEARNING FOR HOME (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


my envy of her, laced with self-pity,
turns the observing dream bitter:

how does she do it?
always land someplace where she's
liked and respected,
a home ground she basically trusts
and in which she has a place

I've never known
what that feels like, having
to furiously
dog paddle as I do just to stay
afloat wherever life drops me

another skill
to add to the list of those
I've never had:
how to find, or even to build
a safe home for one's self

[a two liner and three tanka on a dream of 7-15-17. Photomorph "Without A Paddle" (10-27-15 011v4f) 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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