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Monday, November 27, 2017

CELEBRATING AUTUMN (photo) & THE SCIMITAR (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


the scimitar shaped willow leaf
lands in my lap, now fragile with age
even as I am slowly becoming; releasing
a certain sadness that there will be no
more glorious, head-on engagements
for either of us, I softly caress this
single slice fallen lightly on me
like a blessing, so as not to hasten
its ultimate dissolution into the dust
from which we both came; all too
aware that life at this far end
more than ever asks us to hold
and to let go of whatever falls
to us, with grace and tenderness

[non-dream free verse poem written 11-27-17. Photo "Celebrating Autumn" (11-26-17 003v3) 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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At 3:26 PM , Blogger LGD said...

How beautiful this is.

At 9:32 AM , Blogger Roswila said...

Thank you so much, LGD. I liked it when I first wrote it (as I do most of my "children"), but have had some doubts since (as I do with most of my kids once they're out in the world). I almost brought that willow leaf home but knew it wouldn't survive the trip in my walker seat. So I put it on the green grass next to my walker where I was sitting ... who's sentimental?


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