Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Monday, June 17, 2019

THE ROAD TO HELL (photomorph) & NO WONDER (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


no wonder a spirit, dumped
down the unconscious line
of generations, ultimately burns
with vengeance: locked away
as it always is in the core of each
subsequent human zygote it lands in;
yet, far better this forever in a
solitary prison cell after cell, than
its release when a rare grown human
host stumbles across its shivering,
malnourished form and mistaking
it for a lost fragment of itself,
frees it into consciousness, ignorant
of the all-consuming remedial care
such an endlessly abused spirit
requires to be gentled, much less
humanized; this ill-conceived
attempt to care leaving the host’s
carefully constructed life burning
to the ground, no more than fodder
for the fire of the ancient spirit’s
horrific compounded vengeance

[non-dream free verse poem written 6-13-19. I’d have to write a novella to even partially explain this one. Suffice it to say, it was initially precipitated by a horror movie about the persistence and ultimate victory of endlessly vengeful spirits. BTW, for all my constant self-examination, I do occasionally wonder if some things should be left unconscious. If not everything should “see the light of day,” so to speak. I'm very hesitant to post this. But it's been hanging around for a few days and I've been picking at it. Don't know if I can ever express to my satisfaction, that ambiguity at the heart of what I'm trying to do in this poem. And I don't have anything else to post today, so why not. I've posted pieces here I felt far less certain about. :-) Lastly, I just had the thought that a different title for this poem could be “Sympathy for the Devil.” Photomorph “The Road to Hell” (2-4-19[5]) 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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