Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

ON THE WAY (photomorph) & NAKED ( mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


over time she's become
quite skilled at belly dancing,
doing down and up
belly rolls exactly as they've been done
down the ages, with both art and control

her chosen costume,
though, makes a modern contrast to
the traditional:
a tight fitting, long flesh colored dress,
a-glitter with a myriad of ecru sequins

her first solo show
comes to its ending movements,
a traditional shimmy
with belly rolls and open legs,
all while bending over backwards

as she sets up for
this expected traditional ending,
angling her feet and
preparing her breathing for the effort,
a man calls out: It's usually done naked!

this she's not willing
to do, and fervently hopes that she'll
perform this pattern
in such a stirring way that naked
would've only been a distraction

she bends backwards signaling she's about to start,
hoping her naked eagerness to please is enough

[tanka series capped by a two-liner on a dream of 1-28-18. Yeah, both dream/poem and pic are shamelessly sexual (but with some other associations, as well). Photomorph "On the Way" (1-18-18 006v6b) 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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