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Monday, December 18, 2017

WHICH WAY HOME? (photo) & THE LITTLE ENGINE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


even as she goes about her work
she worries at the thought like
a bone: why is she moving out?
and there's no doubt this is what
she's doing, body and spirit going
straight ahead dismantling and then
packing item after item; as if rolling
steadily down hill there's no
stopping it, no matter her mind
natters on, worrying, worrying:
why?! she doesn't even know
where she's moving to and there's
so little time! this much she's
quite clear on, the task of packing
would be humongous under any
conditions, but at this late time
when transport for everything's
about to arrive, it's nigh on to
impossible; but her spirit and body
impel her steady progress as if it
were the most sensible, nay even
natural thing to be doing; she
laughs to herself as she lifts a
thick sheaf of her photos and
poems and drawings: her poor
mind now trails behind like
the little engine that could, not
yet realizing it's no longer
pulling this train

[free verse poem on a dream of 12-17-17. * This title and the ending reference in the poem is from "The Little Engine That Could", a children's story, in which the little engine repeats "I think I can, I think I can" and accomplishes a thoroughly daunting task. Yes, I was quite puzzled by this dream on recalling it. But the more I worked on the poem about it, the more I realized it's actually quite positive. New engines (body and spirit) are taking me to a new place. The anxious engine of the mind got me this far, which was a tremendous, difficult haul. But time to let different engines move me ahead to a new place. And "moving" -- in my waking life -- I am doing, surprising and even scaring myself, but oh so excited to be doing so. Photo "Which Way Home?" (6-12-16 crossroads...) 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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