Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, June 01, 2006


[The card on the left is the Seven of Cups from the Rider / Waite / Smith Tarot deck.]

Be forewarned, these are mostly quite surreal and often pointed. I am still attempting to develop a decent working relationship between my dreams and the haiku form. Although I feel I've made some progress, many times I still feel either my dream or the haiku form suffer in the marriage. But I shan't give up! :-D Especially, as I have been finding that writing a haiku on an impactful dream image distills something about that image that leads to a sense of relatedness or understanding. And much more quickly than my usual very lengthy dream journaling process.


May 31, 2006

one story buried,
another too big to print
no way out

May 30, 2006

new genes
for the old pool

May 29, 2006

the baby’s brow
is obviously Klingon

May 28, 2006

he finger combs
my long damp hair
heaven on earth

May 27, 2006

the frozen infant
must have heart surgery
her chances are good

May 26, 2006

the ex-priest
walks on broken glass
he won’t believe

May 25, 2006

Gordian knot –
version after version
of the Ace of Swords

May 24, 2006

makeover magic
which of the three Tarot cards
will she be?

May 23, 2006

the young man is proud
to be known by The Mob
reflected power

May 21, 2006

only in dreams:
this dirt road passes
that welcoming Inn

May 20, 2006

recently widowed
but he takes the risk
welcome to the dance

May 19, 2006

the nave echos
a mechanical bird

May 18, 2006

two dragons
on the old calendar
blasts from the past

May 17, 2006

new buildings
in old Manhattan
where is home now?

May 16, 2006

fool’s gold
she wills her lost wallet
back into being

May 15, 2006

she stands up to him
while she saves herself
hire wire act

May 14, 2006

she’s deceased
but will birth a daughter
dying into now

May 13, 2006

Dad and Mother
with a cold baby fish
hauled awake

May 12, 2006

fearful she's too old
she learns to steer the bike
getting a grip

May 11, 2006

ganesh wears
a super-hero cape
gilding the lily

May 10, 2006

the shadow paints
a harbor mural
the larger picture

May 9, 2006

she hides in the belly
of the large clay Goddess
she won't be had

May 8, 2006

the mummy won't let her
give up again
odd new friend

May 7, 2006

the blowzy starlet
cannot light the cigarette
pregnant pause

May 6, 2006

we are in danger
if the raptor eggs hatch
we shut our eyes

May 5, 2006

digging through strata:
sanskrit letters
glimmer on the walls

May 4, 2006

hitting the stalker
only changes his face --
an embrace instead

May 3, 2006

the souls of dead mice
till the dark earth
what will grow here?

May 2, 2006

her ghostly presence
permeates the void
forgotten dream

May 1, 2006

the immigrant asks
to be taught how to dance
waltzing through a dream

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Resource: Haiku Painting and Artwork by Zolo, many original haiga (illustrated haiku) and other artwork. I'm hoping eventually to do some haiga of my own, dream-based and otherwise, so I find sites like these especially inspiring.

‘til next time, keep dreaming,


[aka: 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”)****My other blog: ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL.

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