Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

WELCOME MAT (photo/morph) & "on his lengthy leg wound..." (tanka on a dream) by Roswila

on his lengthy leg wound
a water moccasin beneath
a huge black leech
we pull the placid snake out
its stitching shines in the moonlight

[re-posting of a many year's old dream-based tanka. I think for the first time ever, I picked a photo/morph first. Then, since I have nothing new to post today, I went to my tanka file and picked a poem to go with it. BTW, I don't think I've ever "understood" this dream/tanka, but it's intensely and pleasingly evocative to me. Photo "Welcome Mat" (8-31-17 003v2e) 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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