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Thursday, May 30, 2019

THE SHAPING (photomorph) & WINDS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


the blond young man* hurries up
to the balcony’s edge in order to make
an announcement to the folk below
who crowd the large lobby’s creaking
wood floor; he has to move all of them
past their oblivion, out of the path
of the disaster that’s rapidly approaching;
he grips a set of small, but clearly heavy,
red shelves in front of him as if it were
a sound system, which he must have if
he’s going to be heard by the milling noisy
crew on the ground floor; but he quickly
recognizes he’s not being heard, or even seen,
and yells for a microphone, confident that though
he may not be someone in a position of authority
he still has the same right anyone would to warn
others of what’s headed their way; however,
nothing changes, and he continues to yell for
attention, his feet planted at the balcony’s edge,
the rest of him leaning out like a tree over a deep
canyon, that’s long been shaped to reach beyond
what’s safe by massive recurring winds

[free verse poem on a dream of 5-28-19. *The young man was the actor Leonardo DiCaprio, but this was unremarkable in the dream. In a first draft I mentioned his name but it set up expectations and detracted from the action of the dream. And although I say his identity was unremarkable as I was dreaming, it most certainly has meaning for me on recall. Who he was has many levels of meaning, in fact. Too much to go in to here. Suffice it to say, most of it having to do with roles he’s played in movies, but also relating to my tendency not to want to see any movie he’s in. Seems I don’t want to hear what he has to say, either, ey? I'll also add that the young man represents aspects of myself and of someone I know. There’s a great deal in this dream beyond the identity of the young man, but I won’t go into it all here. Photomorph “The Shaping” (11-17-17 013v4[2]) 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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