Digital collage and accompanying free-verse poem.
Like all victims who suffer post-traumatic stress syndrome, sleep is seldom a respite. I dedicate these words and this image to the survivors, who carry their invisible burdens without relief.
"The stuff nightmares are made of"
reflecting no light
they devoured me.
night brings them back
i writhe in pain …
each blow leaves
only you and I
know where the bruises are.
fails to heal
some pains …
It brings no respite to the tortured.
for breath …
just as I did when you strangled me.
it is only a dream …
simply more of the stuff
my nightmares are made of.
by Rosalie G. Sundin
Artist, Folk Artist
sins in the name of god and self-righteousness, 2004
Sami decorated Christmas Ornament II
Blue "Sami" decorated Ornament III, alternate view
Swedish "Dalamalning" Dala Horse
"Sami" decorated Holiday Ornament 1
Blue "Sami" design ornament IV, alternate view
Svensk (Swedish) Christmas ornament, view 1
Svensk Dalamalning Light Teal Blue ornament, view 2
Various Svensk, Norsk and Sami Ornaments II
Various Sami, Norsk and Svensk Holiday Ornaments
Norwegian Telemark Rosemaling Dessert Plate
"Mikey, ca. 1980"
"Crescent Roll" budvase
Norsk Nordland "bunad" for 12" doll
Dark Blue Swedish Dala Horse, ca 2011
Swedish "Dalamalning" Flour Scoop
my guitar softly II
The Sisters of Mercy
Dull Women Have Tidy Houses
Lydia Healy died for our sins
sins in the name of god & self-righteousness
Norsk Telemark Tea Tray
Norsk Telemark endtable side panel
Norsk endtable Panel
the stuff nightmares are made of
Norsk Telemark Rooster Ornament
Norsk Shaded Telemark endtable
Svensk "Valkommen" (Welcome) Dala Horse Plaque
Hallingdal Tine box
Queen Min study
St. Paul Cathedral Study II
Oak Study III
MGAA Book "In Our Mind's Eye"
my guitar softly I
Flapper girls: 1) Fabulous Frankie
Norsk Telemark rosemaling holiday Ornament
Norsk Shaded Telemark Christmas Ornament (green)
Flapper girls: Fiona Flapper
Flapper Girls: Francine Flapper
Svensk "Tante Tina" Doll and Clothing