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Thursday, October 02, 2008


[This image goes with the verse for September 11 below]

The first thing I noticed on reading through the dreamku below was the colors, especially green. I don’t often dream in color so this is note worthy. My guess? Mostly to do with joy, passion and growth.

The below pair of dream tanka from one dream of September 3rd had me belly laughing as I woke up:


a cat crawls quickly
into my white underpants
holding on tightly
I waddle calling to friends
for help with extricating it

my friends follow me
to sliding doors where I tell
the men to stay put
inside a woman begins
to scoop the cat out

Hope you enjoy this month’s dreamku. Many of the tanka, I must confess, are a few weeks old as I’ve not been recalling my dreams as readily as usual.


September 1, 2008

incredibly long
golden green titles waver
I stumble over
blurred numbers and gaelic words
she appears to know them all

[dream tanka]

September 2, 2008

through my grandma’s house
a lush parade of
Amer-Indian tribes

September 3, 2008


a cat crawls quickly
into my white underpants
holding on tightly
I waddle calling to friends
for help with extricating it

my friends follow me
to sliding doors where I tell
the men to stay put
inside a woman begins
to scoop the cat out

[two dream tanka on one dream]

September 4, 2008

I stash a dust filled
green towel in the freezer
he opens its door
brushing past his warm shoulder
I snatch the towel away

[dream tanka]

September 5, 2008

I seek my new beau
two strange women disapprove
of my green jacket

September 6, 2008

the photo appears
a dozen times on the page
each one needs a verse,
written first: Give the Lender
the Power to Receive

[dream tanka]

September 7, 2008

I balance and roll
on the red exercise ball
visitors watch amused
or are they impressed I’m such
a flexible old lady

[dream tanka]

September 8, 2008

crazed and crumbling
the small cactus in
its little rock nook

September 9, 2008

I visit my friend
in our former apartment
she doesn’t miss me
the only difference now
no piles of dishes to do

[dream tanka]

September 10, 2008

a tall man in drag,
another young man, and I
share a dressing room
the tall man doesn’t like me
and hits me with the show’s script

[dream tanka]

September 11, 2008

the large dark workhorse
puts his muzzle on my mouth
looking into my eyes
I’m not certain what this means
but figure he must like me

more intense nuzzling
I mount and take delight in
his strong smooth gallop

[dream tanka & dreamku on one dream]
This was posted with the image at the top of this post of a Clydesdale stallion, much like the one in my dream; though mine had no white and wasn't all "gussied up." :-)

September 12, 2008

a wall of paintings
draws me back to muse on two
shining Goddesses:
Demeter the Earth Mother,
Harodata* the Sacred Whore

[dream tanka]

*my dream world tossed up this name (it was accented on the second syllable in my dreaming mind); I googled it and found one occurrence in an untranslated sanskrit text. Hm!

September 13, 2008

the retro drive-in
screens old Frank Sinatra flicks
kids have never seen
his early career, that fills
a black and white mandala

[dream tanka]

September 14, 2008

she can’t sweep away
the dark egg shaped rocks
crumbling back porch

September 15, 2008

he bloodies himself
crashing deliberately
into wall after wall
yelling from his loneliness
I can't do this anymore

[dream tanka]

September 16, 2008

I hear the panic
as she calls out in her sleep
curtained bed alcove

September 17, 2008

a small black cat
runs around the large theatre
surprised laughter spreads

September 18, 2008

she catches her toddler
as he runs into the street
she lets me hold him

September 19, 2008

walking home at night
I hurry the last few steps
I am shocked to note
home's not there and I can't recall
the past twenty minutes.

[dream tanka]

September 20, 2008

through a phase shift
I see myself leave and return
lookin’ good!*

*This is an especially interesting dream given I've lost a lot of weight and am still losing. Our mental images tend to lag months behind the reality. This dream seems to, at least in part, show a re-adjustment of my mental image of myself. :-D

September 21, 2008

this bridge across new
waters needs to be prepared
to hold its pathway
taking turns we gently roll
strong adhesive along it

[dream tanka]

September 22, 2008

I skim all his words
they compare quite well with mine
song lyric sheets

September 23, 2008

I arrive to sit
for his child while he's dating
but he's hired a man
then he gives me green candy
which I politely turn down

sweets are bad for me
I explain virtuously --
the piece in my mouth

[dream tanka and dreamku on one dream]

September 24, 2008

they move into their
new home at a road’s long end
surrounded by woods
the seller had not disclosed
its distance from the familiar

[dream tanka]

September 25, 2008

living room fun time
he asks if we’ve found his piece
of red silk yet

September 26, 2008

first the infant falls
freezing in place at pool side
then we each tumble
no harm, no foul, this first scene
of a shining new circuit

[dream tanka]

September 27, 2008

she walks on water
then suddenly plummets down
at last she rises
“He doesn’t build out this way
anymore,” my friend giggles

[dream tanka]

September 28, 2008

she proclaims my left
dimple is larger than my right
I smile wider

September 29, 2008

dream recall lost
beneath your long body’s heat
heart’s ease

September 30, 2008

the angry woman
and the gentle lady dance
tender partnership

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,

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