Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Thursday, May 04, 2006

Dream Haiku Series

[The Tarot card on the right is from the Rider/Waite/Smith deck.]

You will note I’ve started posting a “Daily Dream Haiku” to the top of the sidebar on this blog. I got the idea to do this after organizing the below series and noting how many dream haiku I now have. (Far more than I’d realized.) I’m also becoming a little more comfortable with writing dream-based haiku. I had been feeling that in my efforts, either the form or the source dream were almost always being short-changed. That seems to be changing, but only time will tell.

her small hand swims
in the intricate gold glove
waking to sadness

* * * *

the pawned figurine
of a woman and kestrel
shelved soul

* * * *

faithless companions:
cartoon dogs morph
one into the other

* * * *

she assumes
I'm the descendant of slaves --
how can I escape

* * * *

she beams her will
to mend the broken mirror
dream magic

* * * *

breath of life
she peels the plastic wrap
from the monkey's face

* * * *

she tells me to guard
the bundle she leaves at my feet
giver of dreams

* * * *

leap of faith
to join fellow travellers:
midnight express

* * * *

spell bound
large golden serpent of light
spirals at the center

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Also, at the beginning of each month -- starting this June -- all the daily dream haiku for the previous month will appear here in a post.

‘til next time, keep dreaming,


[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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NEW POST(S): A Daily Dream Haiku; Dream-Based Haiku; The Demise of Pegasus Dreaming; Using The Tarot With Dreams.
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