Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

UNKNOWN SEMAPHORE (photo) & NOT EVEN IN HER DREAMS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


she falls asleep asking the dreams-
to-come for a clarity she can
readily write about in the morning,
wanting even a tiny bit of ease
in her life for a change; effort
goes with the game, but it's
exhausting at times

and what does she get? yeah, leave it
to her dreams to give her the exact
opposite of what she wished for:
that man who shows up irregularly
and always in a deeply
enigmatic way

as usual with him it's only clear
he's telling her something she just
can't understand; at least this time
there's no doubt that he truly wants to
say something to her and not just futz
around, as he hands her a letter sized,
glossy, brown and magenta
brochure, with slim elegant gold
lettering on the cover page

"I just don't get it," she thinks,
"what does this say to me? It might
as well be in Japanese ideograms!"
and she hurries to the bathroom
leaving the folded message behind
to do her urgent business, and as
she sits there, another of his brochures
manifests in the air in front of her:
ACK! she slams the door shut, can't she
even have peace and privacy here
on her solitary throne?

must he follow her everywhere?
teasing but offering no way for her to
understand? yes, she's quite pissed off:
but at what? him? her? more likely at
a fate that advertizes love and passion
but never comes across, not even in a
place that's safe for them both:
in her dreams

[free verse poem on a dream of 9-9-17. Photo "Unknown Semaphore" (8-21-17 006v3) 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)


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