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Friday, July 05, 2019

GREEN SURGE (photomorph) & SLIM CORDS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


slim cords in a vast variety
of hues drape horizontally
in the air before her like loosely
hung laundry lines; a mysterious
pair of hands brings three of the cords
forward, plucking them around
and between the many others
as if weaving, a voice declaring
“See, these three are each a shade
of green …” and she rejoices as here
are the materials for her on-going project:
to construct a dwelling out of green cord;
before she can even start to work with this trio
of grass and emerald and olive, a young man
reaches rudely around her from behind,
tugging on other cords, forcing her green group
to slip out of her grip and mix in again
with all the other color cords; he quickly pulls
three different ones from the mélange ordering
“Look! Here are the greens with which to do
your construction work;” “Green, my ass”
she mumbles under her breath, each of his
trio is anything but green: what sort of dwelling
could possibly be built from this blatant lie
that demands she feign color blindness
and go demurely along

[free verse poem on a dream of 7-3-19. I was reminded of the fairy tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes” as I wrote this. Not an uncommon theme in my dreams over the decades. If you want to read a slew of info on associations for the color green, just google for the symbolism of green. I was most struck by its association with growth and the heart chakra. There are several levels to this dream, so I’ll leave it at that. BTW, I saw the green cords selected by the mystery hands, in their green shades (somewhat unusual for me to dream in color), but not the colors of those the man picked. Photomorph “Green Surge” (9-28-18 001v11[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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