Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, December 25, 2017

LOOKING UP THE CHIMNEY (photomorph) & ON THE ROAD: A Christmas Dream (free verse dream poem) by Roswila

A Christmas Dream

like some latter day Santa Claus
he drives the pick up truck through
the night, not the sky but it might
as well be for he still sets her heart
to flying, and it's still as much
an ancient fairy tale that if she's
good enough she'll get what she wants
from him, but she's far from good, no
not intentionally so, just broken by life
and crazed, albeit most of the profusion
of cracks can only be seen when she's
naked and she's never worried he'll
see those as he has no interest in her
that way, for she's only an old
woman who doesn't even know
where he's headed only that it
might as well be her own heart
steering that wheel, so willing
is she to go along with him
yet again on a ride
that's going nowhere

[free verse poem on a dream of 12-24-17. Yeah, another dream about a man, an actual one in my life. This particular man almost always appears in dreams looking just like he does in life. Which is not usually the case with other men, or women for that matter. And he was clearly his actual self in this dream. My immediate thought on typing that was "he's all too real." BTW, the lengthy string of dreams largely about men that I'd been posting poems about here hasn't been broken. I've just not been writing about them. Some were just too vague or did not compel my interest. Though I'm sure there was a lot of denial active, as well, in keeping my pen from the page on those dreams. For, over the years, vague and even uninteresting dreams have produced poems I've liked with important insights. And on another topic altogether, I'd be very remiss (even in my heart-less state) not to wish everyone a very HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON! (I kinda, sorta quietly celebrate a mix of Yule and Winter Solstice.) Photomorph "Looking Up the Chimney" (3-3-10 10002v5f) 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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