A TOUCH OF THE BLUES (photo) & THE EVOLUTION OF MEMORY (dreamku series) by Roswila
THE EVOLUTION OF MEMORY
a set of matching
symbolic dishes suddenly
appears in the air:
these empty molded clay plates
and cups bear meaning just the same
then another set
manifests, a complete copy
for the backup files,
though colored an ocean blue
and somewhat less welcoming
yet this second group
carries in its twinning the
same significance ...
or does it? just feel the comfort
of the earthy clay shapes,
fingers almost sing
on rounding their edges, but
touch is not invited
by the blue dishes as they hang
in the air fraught with mystery
every copy introduces a change,
each passing second a new iota
[four tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 5-22-13. Photo "A Touch of the Blues" by Roswila]
Also please note that a dreamku is not intended as an interpretation of a dream, or even a complete and accurate rendering of one. A dreamku is my attempt to get down dream imagery/action that grabs me and, as I write about it, elicits my conscious written association and response. Nor do I believe that one has to remember dreams in order for them to do their work. In my understanding, we are much more than our conscious selves.
You may also note in any further reading on dreamku you may do, that in the beginning I stressed "showing, not telling." However, that has been changing for some time now. I now tend to "show" (the dream narrative) and cap if off with a "tell" (some reaction and/or insight I've had to the dream as I was writing about it).
For more in-depth exploration:
-- very brief comparison of dreamku and haiku: DREAMKU ARE NOT HAIKU
-- a brief post about both dreamku and my photos THE AREN'TS OF DREAMKU & ACCOMPANYING DIGITAL PHOTOS.
-- detailed three-part post about dreamku: "A DREAMKU PRIMER: Writing Haiku-Like Poems About Your Night Dreams": PART ONE: Introduction & Writing Dreamku as Dream Work; PART TWO: Elements of the Haiku Form Used in Dreamku; and PART THREE: How to Write Dreamku (the second and third parts have some overlap).
-- a short up-dating post about the three-part "A DREAMKU PRIMER" -- Important Up-date to A DREAMKU PRIMER....".
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 blogs: ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT; and TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.