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Friday, May 31, 2019

TREES OF THE ESOTERIC (photomorph) & A PILGRIMAGE IN THREE DREAMS (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


dream one

she quits the under-
water pilgrimage: the boardwalk
too close over-head --
it gets her every time:
this fear of suffocation

dream two

a handsome mash-up:
hell’s angel and punk rocker,
dark and dangerous,
though she doesn’t fear him,
maybe because he seems to like her

she shows him a large esoteric book she’s found
he says the charts stuffed in back are “where it’s at”

dream three

feeling like Alice
in Wonderland she wanders, looking
for a place to sleep --
since nothing may be what it seems
and not all magic’s good, she’s cautious

but, oh, this large circle of trees, each
nodding through the descending twilight!

she approaches one
she’s very drawn to, it’s green finery
still bright in the dusk --
can she curl up safely beneath it,
her small life in its vast shelter

or will it, too, morph,
as everything in her life always has,
becoming “other”
becoming something deeply hurtful or
at the very least asking way too much

as she hesitates
before the tree, a soft golden spot
begins glowing
and spreading slowly in the grass
just in front of her bare feet

an invitation?
a change that can go either way?
or even nothing
to do with this anxious observer?
she ponders and watches closely

magnetized by grass
lighting up like gold, but too afraid
to make a move
she waits to see what will happen,
an old song rising on the new night’s wind:

“oh, come to me, bend to me, kiss me good day!
darlin' my darlin', 'tis all I can say
jus' come to me, bend to me, kiss me good day!
give me your lips an' don't take them away”*

[tanka series, with a couple two-liners and quoted song lyrics at end, on three dreams of 5-29-19. *I heard these lyrics sung in the dream; they’re from the song “Come to Me, Bend to Me” from the musical Brigadoon. Photomorph “Trees of the Esoteric” (2-12-16 010v4[4]) 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); TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.


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