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Sunday, May 31, 2009


[Photo: by Roswila; I have no excuse for posting it with this month of dreamku except that I’m really enjoying learning about digital photography by trial and error and thought it would be nice to share something resulting from joy for a change. :-D BTW, this is on the grounds of the retirement community I live in; you can just make out the pool in the top background. In most browsers, you can click on the photo to see a larger version for some of the detail.]

In reading through this month’s dream pieces, I was immediately struck by this dream tanka from May 3, 2009:

she steps up to buy
one single subway token
responding to her
he fills her open hands to
overflowing with loose change

For sure! Although I did realize I was buying into a ride, I had no idea the enormity of the “changes” that would be precipitated in me, more even than I can ”grasp” all at once. I just love when dream images are puns on words. :-D

I do hope you can find something to enjoy or resonate with or even have some intriguing disagreements with in these nightly ramblings and what I do with them.


May 1, 2009

pile of freebies
the clear plastic shoe
actually fits me

[old dreamku and dream of 4/11/08; when I post old dreamku or dream tanka I've not posted previously, there’s some resonance for me at present]

May 2, 2009

he retorts that
my bare butt IS a big deal
double entendre

[old dreamku and dream of 2/21/08; when I post an old dreamku or dream tanka I've not posted previously, there's some resonance for me at present]

May 3, 2009

she steps up to buy
one single subway token
responding to her
he fills her open hands to
overflowing with loose change

[dream tanka on a dream of 5/2/09]

May 4, 2009

I look down from a dusty shelf
How'm I so sure I won't
like kissing him

[dreamku on a dream of 5/3/09]

May 5, 2009

in my dreams again
half sister but zero friend
the more things change ....

[dreamku on a dream of 5/3/09]

May 6, 2009


dark blue dive
my arms feel so weak and it's
a long swim back up

a young man makes a
strong turn around in the depths
I have little air left

light streams down
willing myself up to it
I poise to dive again

[dreamku series on a dream of 5/05/09]

May 7, 2009


narrow mountain path
the Sacred Cat parade
slowly proceeds

lead wagon
the carnival holy man
sings with his back to us

my ex interrupts
loudly humming an aria
crowded road edge

my intrusive ex
climbs up to sleep in the wagon
we pull him out

[dreamku series on a dream of 5/5/09]

May 8, 2009


beneath the sunset
we start making love slowly
our first intimacy

he fumbles
with my breast pocket button
my breath catches

I see the distant
shoreline over his shoulder
silhouetted figures

The Fool* leads
a single file beach parade
I look to my lover

*The Fool in the Tarot; Image: The Fool in The Sacred Art Tarot]
[dreamku series on a dream of 5/05/09, which dream precipitated memories of and resonances with the Felini movie, La Strada, and a very old dream/poem of mine also referencing that same movie.]

May 9, 2008

his last name Mean
doesn't mean it
happy couple

[dreamku on a dream of 5/05/09]

May 10, 2009


she and her large
golden colored dog take
an evening walk
in the vaguely familiar
food court and shopping mall

there are no seats at
any of the outdoor tables
she desperately longs
to change the worn out old shoes
on her tired and aching feet

at the farthest edge
of the now darkened mall
she lets her dog pee
some sprays down her length as
he rolls luxuriating

[three dream tanka on a dream of 5/02/09]

May 11, 2009

the sensuous play
of his voice through my body
his words dissolve

[dreamku on a dream of 2/28/09; when I post an old dreamku it’s because it has current resonance]

May 12, 2009

live radio show
what to say about this
nearly hairless mouse

[dreamku on a dream of 5/12/09]

May 13, 2009


he drains his power
using his old umbrella
critical illness

the chief physician
doesn't think healing can work
the patient's strong faith

he tells me to rest
then help with the healing
shadowy aide

[dreamku series on a dream of 3/23/08; posted because it resonates at present]

May 14, 2009

the huge roach skitters
but I cleave it easily
newspaper sword

[dreamku on a dream of 5/13/09; Image: Samurai, Dover Publications]

May 15, 2009

his borrowed wheelchair
speeds up across the bridge
he can't find the brakes

[dreamku on a dream of 5/12/09]

May 16, 2009


they think it's a man
who intends to murder her
monkey cage stake-out

ringer in a hoodie
we spread out to trap
the real killer

[two dreamku on a dream of 5/15/09; Don't ask me, I don't know! :-D I can only say that this is the second night in a row of dreams in which a woman was the object of murder. What I think now as I type this footnote is that The Death card in the Tarot's most common meaning is transformation, not physical death. Hm.... Fear of intense change? And a bit p.o.'d at whom I've been trying in my thinking (but not very successfully) to blame for precipitating it? That fits.]

May 17, 2009

afternoon nap
can a tanka fit along
the base of my skull

[dreamku on a dream of 5/15/09]

May 18, 2009

Clark Gable
is attracted to her moxie
will either last

[dreamku on a dream of 5/2/09]

May 19, 2009


I'm too wide for
the sandy path back down
short fall off

landing on packed ground
all sense of direction gone
what do I do now

the smiling voice listens
I feel guided as I turn to
climb back on the path

[dreamku series on a dream of 5/18/09]

May 20, 2009

the old blue bunny's
home from the hospital

[dreamku on a dream of 5/20/09]; I have absolutely no idea what this one's about, but it gave me a good chuckle on recall. As I type this, though, I'm flooded with associations (rather sad ones), so I think I'll go do some journalling.]

May 21, 2009

long beach walk
I’m not Latina but try
faking it for him

[dreamku on dream of 2/28/09; old dream/ku with current relevance]

May 22, 2009

he's insulted that I
spurn his avid caresses
sexy drunk stranger

[dreamku on a dream of 5/18/09]

May 23, 2009

young women keep
offering to buy her candy
should she be so grateful

[dreamku on a dream of 5/18/09]

May 24, 2009


he challenges her
to find proof he's not hers
big bag of photos

the bag's bottomless
she and the pets rush to him
as he re-enters

glasses on the table
wine breathes at the ready
hope fizzles

[dreamku series on a dream of 5/23/09; it's rare I see psi elements in a dream so immediately, usually I only spot them weeks and months, even years later; but this one has elements that showed up today (5/23), a matter of hours after being dreamed]

May 25, 2009


I hit the high note
right on at the end
huge chorus

director's cut
my breath runs out barely
half a beat early

[dreamku series on a dream of 5/24/09]

May 26, 2009

I take a chance and
walk a new lush green path
she suggests I move here

[dreamku on a dream of 5/23/09]

May 27, 2009

she helps bring each child
safely across to the van
flooded parking lot

[dreamku on a dream of 5/25/09]

May 28, 2009

they're joyful to learn
she's secretly true to them
three teen-age beach boys

[dreamku on a dream of 5/27/09]

May 29, 2009

singing a coda
"We've saved the best for last"
hurt or hope?

[dreamku on a dream of 6/5/08; posted now as it has current relevance]

May 30, 2009

the lawyer claims he
knows resources for the blind
we see through him

[dreamku on a dream of 5/28/09]

May 31, 2009

unearned guilt and
self-destructive tantrums
dreams of Britney Spears

[dreamku on a dream of 5/16/08, posted now as it has some current relevance]

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,

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