Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Sunday, May 06, 2012

FUZZY LOGIC (photo) & OF LOTS AND LIMITS (dreamku) by Roswila


empty city lot
she chases the mechanical
bee-like tiny boy

his dark face stands out
his wings barely noticeable
he’s her punching bag
and she pummels him again and
again as he hangs in the air

she realizes
it’s a heavy slugging she’s
laying on and asks
if he’s had enough of her
fist in his small fuzzy face

yes he sighs even toy boy bees have their limits

[a dreamku, two tanka, and a monoku on a dream of 5-4-12. Don't ask me! I'm just the dreamer. :-) I've been puzzling over this dream for two days now and still haven't much of a clue. The pummeling didn't have any real "punch" to it (if you'll pardon the awful pun). And the only real emotion in the dream was that bit of compassion for the toy boy bee at the end. I also had an association on waking to an actual photo of mine of a bee and it's shadow over a rose. Of course, "shadow" carries on with the theme of my previous post and may very well be the key to this dream, especially as I remembered that bee photo. OK, something's popping. It's too much to explain here, but bees also have special meaning to me (I associate them to blessings and by extension the sacred or spiritual). So, it's a stretch but stick with me, am I dealing more and more with the shadow side of spirituality? It is after all light that casts shadows. Hm, something to think more about. P.S. of May 7, 2012 -- After more frustrated cogitating, I gave up. Then as often happens with this sort of thing, not much later I had an "Ah HAH!" realization. At the most immediate level this dream was pointing out my issues in an actual relationship. Which also, of course, exist in most of my other relationships as well, including with myself. Photo "Fuzzy Logic" by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE that I never have nor do I now lay claim to having been the first to suggest writing about our dreams in the haiku form. In fact, the haijin (Haiku Masters of centuries ago) sometimes wrote haiku on dreams. But even more importantly, what I have been developing for several years now on this blog is not even truly haiku or tanka or monoku. The ways in which I have been using and experimenting with these forms makes the results more akin to kissing cousins of these small Eastern poetry forms. Therefore, I mostly use the term "dreamku" to distinguish what I do from those traditional forms. Click here for a more in-depth INTRODUCTION than follows below, including links to my THREE PART PRIMER on the basic (most haiku-like) dreamku form.

Also, 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.

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 in the sidebar.

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,

[aka: Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”) **** My other blogs: ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT; and OPENING TO THE LIGHT ****


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