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Friday, October 31, 2008

ALL DAILY DREAMKU POSTED IN OCTOBER 2008



I love the above graphic. I fancy this is what I’m really like, at heart, in my room working on these dreamku and posts. Especially this time of year. :-) There’s even a series with a black cat in it below. And these samples from the month are rather Halloween-ish, too:


his grin intrudes
on the disturbing dream
demon-man with horns

* * * *

OF SNAKES AND DINOSAURS

I try to prevent
any snakes from escaping
blocking every little hole
tiny snakes keep slipping out
and I keep putting them back

little T-Rex’s*
move on to this dark wood floor
as snake predators
they quell any sneak escapes
from the end where they gather

if all flesh burned off
leaving only T-Rex bones
they’d be identical
living skeletons pacing
this silent but busy night

* * * *

But more seriously, I wish all of you a Blessed Samhain and Happy New Year (in the ancient celtic tradition, All Hallow’s Eve is New Year’s).



ALL DAILY DREAMKU POSTED IN OCTOBER 2008

October 1, 2008

NO LEG TO STAND ON

The small van for the handicapped arrives. A man with no legs below his knees is sitting in the front passenger seat. An indolent Brad Pitt sprawls behind the driver’s side.

I squeeze in the back
awkward and uncertain
my forced good cheer


Brad Pitt promptly falls asleep. It’s a quick silent ride to the airport. When the van pulls to a stop he wakes, his brow angrily furrowed.

still anxious to please
I say “good morning bluebird”
his grouchy exit


The man with no legs below his knees waits for his wheelchair, his shoulder length hair moving in the light breeze.

without assistance
he slides surely from the van
deeply quiet strength

[a dream haibun]




October 2, 2008

lonely relief
I storm out of the diner
deserting my friends



October 3, 2008

“Thank you for coming,”
she herds me out of her house
where are my shoes?
a mouse-bug skitters quickly
through the deep shadows




October 4, 2008

I get in the lift
and pull on a long flared skirt
a woman crawls under
and looks at my small brown boots
"You'll wear these, also?"



October 5, 2008

she can’t get her car
to start going straight forward
empty nighttime street
he makes a small adjustment
and leaves her alone again

the motor grinds slowly
as she handles the gear shift
is it stuck in reverse

[dream tanka & dreamku on one dream]



October 6, 2008

the pizza parlor
needs financial support
I can’t buy a slice



October 7, 2008

the mother’s dying
will free me of baby care
I rush to throw out
a long tray of diapers
but a new infant is born

my work goes on
I keep all the diapers
while craving freedom

[dream tanka and dreamku on one dream]



October 8, 2008

I rub my dear friend’s
ready-to-pop pregnant belly
around and around
I reassure the baby
it will soon understand speech

[dream tanka]



October 9, 2008

he struggles to pilot
our vehicle up the tight
spiraling staircase
I realize how to help
and start pulling on the walls

[dream tanka]



October 10, 2008

we store unused things
in an empty cubicle
next to a packed one
much stuff stored in the full one
looks all too familiar

a male friend points to
a crate that might hold the corpse
we call the police

[dream tanka & dreamku on one dream]



October 11, 2008

I tell her and her child
I’ll meet them a bit later
as I stay behind
I search for one of the shoes
I want to wear to go out

I find many shoes
I’d forgotten all piled up
none seem fitting

[dream tanka & dreamku on one dream]



October 12, 2008

there’s a hip new club
in town for which I’m asked
to produce a show
are my friends and I chi-chi
enough for their clientele

[dream tanka]



October 13, 2008

I’m starting an affair
that’s somewhat scandalous
a nine year old boy’s
lover is a grown woman
my heart aches but I don’t judge

[dream tanka]



October 14, 2008

men and women dive
into the large deep lake
I, in my easy chair
that to my great surprise floats
into a rushing river

now out of the chair
I fight to swim the river
along with all the others
and accept help from a man

we all manage to
meet in the rocking shallows
white water curls

[two dream tanka & one dreamku on one dream]



October 15, 2008

the woman accused
of child abuse is surprised
I haven’t judged her
its those entrenched in power,
I say, who I find abusive

not knowing her I
choose to stay open minded
fame’s no proof of guilt

[dream tanka & dreamku on one dream]



October 16, 2008

the director films
upper and lower class folk
my unease with both



October 17, 2008

his grin intrudes
on the disturbing dream
demon-man with horns



October 18, 2008

office of cubicles
I rummage through desks naked
no toilet paper



October 19, 2008

small movements in my
unlocked suitcase prove to be
my groggy black cat
when I wasn’t looking she’d
snuck in and been packed away

I want the rich man’s
romantic attention, too,
though I have the chef’s
who clears a space to revive
my still rather weak black cat

flat out on her back
she begins to breathe strongly
her name’s still Chaos

[two dream tanka & one dreamku on one dream; I actually had a mostly black cat named Chaos many years ago. :-D]



October 20, 2008

her son’s too grown now
to carry, nearly her height
I’ve missed them both



October 21, 2008

from outside the tub
he softly touches my bare
soapy breasts and thighs
do you really intend to
pursue sex with me, I ask

[dream tanka]



October 22, 2008

on the empty walk
to her small attached white house
I face the front door
self-conscious sobs escape
from between my cupped hands

[dream tanka]



October 23, 2008

her apartment’s not
where I recall it being –
lost far uptown



October 24, 2008

he returns all the
pennies she gifted him with
what nerve!



October 25, 2008

everyone heads home
as I hike toward the beach
children in wheelchairs



October 26, 2008

OF SNAKES AND DINOSAURS

I try to prevent
any snakes from escaping
blocking every little hole
tiny snakes keep slipping out
and I keep putting them back

little T-Rex’s*
move on to this dark wood floor
as snake predators
they quell any sneak escapes
from the end where they gather

if all flesh burned off
leaving only T-Rex bones
they’d be identical
living skeletons pacing
this silent but busy night

*Tyrannosaurus Rex, that I saw and thought of as T-Rex in the dream

[three dream tanka on one dream]



October 27, 2008

the waitress shows me
what we need to sort and wash
kitchen night shift

she runs out the door
saying over her shoulder
to meet up with her
at parking lot seventeen*
as she moves out of my sight

I don’t know that lot
and rush to get her in view
taking graceful leaps
I’m surprised I can do so,
as a man smiles approval

the path’s frozen now
though I keep a fair purchase
I decide to fly
and raise my arms, pumping them,
lifting slowly through the night

*association in the dream and on waking to the The Star card in the Tarot who’s numbered 17

[a dreamku and three dream tanka on one dream]



October 28, 2008

will I ever have
his true affection?
this brother/lover



October 29, 2008

the cleaners lose
her fancy, ill-fitting vests
poor compensation



October 30, 2008

THE SENTIENT TREES
(dreamed 3/16/06)

The sentient trees long violet and pale green branches toss. I tell my friend this is my favorite time of day as the branches flicker like strippers' boas in the sky, turning into lightning fast whippers:

dominating
the darkling sky
armed trees

[a dream haibun: Technically I'd coin the name for it of dream scifaibun, as the dream has a science fiction aspect. I have lots of new dreams on which I want to write some dreamku and tanka, but just have not had time. That's why I'm posting this old piece. What I find amazing is I can still see that sky and those trees in full color in my mind.]




October 31, 2008

tumbling from the sky
with a charred underside
the moon or UFO?


* * * *

‘til next time, keep dreaming,





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4 Comments:

At 10:00 PM , Blogger LGD said...

I love the above graphic. I fancy this is what I’m really like, at heart, in my room working on these dreamku and posts. Especially this time of year. :-)

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I like the graphic too. But to me it's someone willing to try anything to keep Windows from crashing :-)

oino

 
At 11:59 AM , Blogger tumblewords said...

Amazing. I love the way truth meanders through nighttime fiction and vice versa.

 
At 9:58 PM , Blogger Roswila said...

Hi tumblewords!

So wonderful to have a visit from you!

Yes, isn't it intriguing to catch (be caught by?) truth meandering all the various by-ways of our lives. Gives me a lot of hope!

 
At 10:00 PM , Blogger Roswila said...

Hiya lgd!

LOL! Yes, it sometimes seems magic is all I have with which to "lighten up" as I struggle with technology. :-)

Thanks for stopping by, my friend. (You writing any dreamku recently?)

 

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