Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Monday, June 10, 2019

THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE (photo) & HERE (OR THERE) (dream tanka series) by Roswila


no escape in dreams
anymore, flying into the sky,
released from the debts
gravity imposes and even
of the demands of wings

nor even down here,
in this basement co-op grocery,
spreading like a huge
banquet, so brightly lit one’s
eyes water as if one were crying

here there’s no freedom
to be anymore, either, if there ever was,
except at great cost;
yet more tenacious than flying wingless, the fantasy
clings: here one could be both at home and safe

[three tanka encapsulating the memories of many old dreams, and recounting one recent one, written 6-8-19. The recent one is about the grocery. I’ve also had similarly themed ones like it before. And I’ve had many dreams over the decades of flying, wingless and free, but haven’t had one in more years than I can recall. Interesting this desire to escape would surface so strongly at a time when I’m working quite hard at embracing and dealing with whatever’s on my plate at any given time. LOL! The desire to escape needs to be embraced, too, ey? Photo “The Only Constant Is Change” (2-16-16 010v2) 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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