Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, June 20, 2019

WRESTLING WITH THE DARK (photomorph) & IT (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


as the song lyrics
go: “Hello, darkness, my old friend…”*
seems nothing’s ever
completely done with, well, at least not
the things we most wish would be

and “friend”? by now, yes,
in that sense that its parameters
offer few if any
hitches or trip wires anymore, beyond those
built into it when first bursting on the scene

and singing this sad, beautiful old song? maybe an
attempt to take a bit of the hair of the dog that bit me

ah, I get it now,
that urge to sing to calm the savage breast
has as much to do
with soothing the singer as the sobbing
in the dark (or growling, as the case may be)

and so, I sing old
songs; maybe nothing can be done
to lay this dark down
to a final rest, but I can love us both, out
into the demands of the day, with song

[tanka series with one two-liner, inspired by hearing/singing “The Sounds of Silence” throughout my dreams of 6-19-19. If you’d like to hear an intense version (by the band Disturbed) that reflects my overall dream mood last night click here. Photomorph "Wrestling with the Dark" (6-28-09 29882[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.

* * * *
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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