Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

PRETERNATURAL PUPPY, dreamku and photo by Roswila


our tiny puppy
can only bite off so much
at any one time
he’s already learned how to tell
when it’s cool enough to chew

my delight outshines
his gold colored curly fur
as he starts to talk,
his puppy lisp amplified
over a toy phone line

he warms my shoulders
peeking out from an old back pack
quiet sunset stroll

[two tanka and a dreamku on a dream of 12-20-11. Photo "Core Strength" by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE that in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, that the photo accompanying a daily dream poem or non-dream based poem is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse -- similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku). I've also recently realized that although the dreamku (i.e. dream based poems) posted here tend not to have metaphor or simile, the accompanying photos almost always act as such. And to write a metaphor or simile into a dream scenario is something I rarely do. It can be confusing: did it really look like a hand, say, in the dream, or am I just being poetic to make my conscious point? As these dreamku act as a dream journal, my over-riding tendency is to try to stay close to the actual dream scenario itself. Admittedly making for a tendency to less "poetic" dreamku. Then why pay attention to any haiku, tanka, or monoku parameters at all when writing about my dreams? Because I find in even attempting to adhere to them I'm making choices that relieve my dream recall of a great deal of chatter so that I can get down to some important dream aspects. Here's a link to THE AREN'TS OF DREAMKU & ACCOMPANYING PHOTOS in which I go into some of the basic parameters for dreamku and the photos chosen to go with them (and with any non-dream based poems I post here, as well).

The archives in the sidebar hold years of the daily dreamku, tanka, monoku and photo posts I've made, grouped in one post by month. As I no longer post dreamku (or non-dream based poems) strictly daily, each post will appear below and then in the archives by the day on which it was posted.

There are many other sorts of posts here, not all dream-based. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non-dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers than myself), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

Click here for a more in-depth INTRODUCTION.

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,

[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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At 2:06 PM , Blogger Abel Oliver said...

That was really touching. It feels as though animals have an instinctual appeal to human emotions.

At 11:20 AM , Anonymous Roswila (Patricia Kelly) said...

Hi Abel Oliver,

Yes, especially baby animals. :-)

I generally relate to them in dreams as messengers from "elsewhere," i.e. my unconscious, or even further/deeper.

I tried to visit your blog but had trouble. All I got was an ad for I.E. 9 ???

Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your new online presence.


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