Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

SEE ALSO: TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract)

Monday, October 23, 2017

RESURGENCE (photomorph) & AT THE EDGE (dream tanka series) by Roswila


they stand at the edge
of the long wooden pier
each hoping the other
will speak of what always draws
the two of them together like this

that magnetic aura
that holds them like a promise,
or more truly a tease
for his wife's never far off
even when out of sight

just as it appears
that for once there will be
a full body hug
between them (if limned by regret),
his wife marches right up to them

she's dressed head to toe
in sunny yellow shades, and despite
the youthful color,
this rather stocky, imposing
woman seems a bit matronly

yes, she's the underlying
force to be reckoned with, she'll not
blow over like a storm
or fade away in the bright sunlight
heating the boards of the old pier

not like this scene, though,
that fades away into a waking sadness
that I don't even get
to hold him briefly close and warm
in the easy arms of a dream

[tanka series on a dream of 10-22-17. I'm not hankering after a married man. In fact, that wife actually represents an aspect of the man I have been hankering after (both in the dream and in waking life). E.g., a way of perceiving/understanding that he's "wedded to" that makes it nigh on to impossible for us to truly connect. And no less sad or separating than if he were actually married. No shame, no blame on either of us BTW; just the reality of canyon of difference between us. I googled for the symbolism of yellow, of course. But it opened up so much (all rather positive) that I can't go into it here. Suffice it to say, this is ultimately a forward moving dream. In large part it's saying I'm recognizing who he is at very important level, and letting go of him at last and mourning. Photomorph "Resurgence" (8-15-17 003v3t) 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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