Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Monday, October 16, 2017

LANGUAGE OF THE FERNS (photomorph) & HE INQUIRES (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


he inquires very solicitously
about how to pronounce
my first name: Patricia

I tell him, grateful someone
has actually asked before
twisting it up when announcing
me to the audience

then when he's at the mike
he messes up worse than
anyone ever has, looking at me
as if for guidance

when I softly correct his
way too many syllabled way
of saying my three syllable
name, he gets huffy

when that huff sparks
a conflagration in me I lose it,
pronouncing my name loudly
and -- in the way I say it --
also revealing my anger

before the last syllable: "-shah"
is out of my mouth, though,
I'm feeling I've over-reacted,
yet one more time,
about one more thing ...

but, then again, when is it ever time
for me to say my piece? or maybe
that's just the point -- it's never time,
one has to seize the moment
for one's self
or never speak out at all

[free verse poem on a dream of 10-14-17. Another recent poem (dream based or not) that I'm not all that sure about. Though I'm not ever that sure about any poem of mine, I do tend to like others a bit more than I do this and some other recent posts. And the problem with these recent doubtful ones? Mostly with what they're trying to say. Have I gotten at their basic messages? (My poems lead me -- not me them -- once I really get into the writing.) Or at least, do the poems say enough to make for a satisfying read. Not sure in either way with this one. Photomorph "Language of the Ferns" (8-15-17 004v7) 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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