Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, December 29, 2017

THE LAST STEPS (photo) & ON TREPIDATION (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


he's written his first poem and reads it
to me with a mix of trepidation and pride;
I enjoy the childlike bright light radiating
from him as he reads, almost as much as
the poem; when he reaches the end I
immediately realize that the last line should
really be the first as the image he's developed
throughout the poem so carefully, line by line,
would be exquisitely introduced by his final
statement that "the winter light shines on ice
like a promise from the sun," since the reader's
interest would be opened wide by that picture;
I get around my own hesitation based on past
experiences with his resistance to any sort
of suggestion, and tell him of this belief,
carefully prefacing it with "Just a thought ...
your wintery poem's beautiful as is ..."
and to my utter surprise he nearly runs over
my comments with a happy excitement, he
actually agrees with me and is grateful for
my comment: how delightful and strange
for once to have him accept what I've
offered; yes, wonderfully odd that any
man would share from a vulnerable
place and then go even further,
yielding to me with such joy

[free verse poem on a dream of 12-27-17. Sigh, what a wish fulfillment dream! The irony? I think this is what men want from me (probably from women in general). And, yes, it's another in that on-going series of dreams featuring a male of the species. This male is an actual man I know, who was clearly (given various details and associations) a composite of several men now in my life. Photo "The Last Steps" (12-6-17 003v2a) 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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