Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

SEE ALSO: TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

THE LITTLE MERMAID DREAMS (photo) & EXERCISING CHOICE (dreamku series) by Roswila


of the two ways this
story can go, they choose
the Hero’s Journey
(at least this time around)
and head off down the beach

the dark male villain
hides among boulders at sea’s edge
the Hero, sun-burnished,
finds and engages him quickly
in the nipping shadows

though no real threat seems
to loom over this fantasy scene
I feel a bit guilty
I should be over there, available
to help if the need arises

I start across the beach
toward the choreographed battle
the wet sand sucking
at my feet and nearly pulling
my sneakers off on each step

only a firmness
a few inches below the quick-
sand like surface keeps
me from walking right out
of my comfortable old shoes

do I really think the Hero can use my help?
bottom line? I need the exercise

[five tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 7-2-12. Photo “The Little Mermaid Dreams” by Roswila]

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO DREAMKU (& PHOTOS): The dream-based poems posted on this blog -- dreamku, tanka, two-liners, and monoku -- are offered in the spirit of collaboration. I have done my part. Now it’s your turn to jump in and see what comes up for you. I.e., there is no right or wrong way to understand or interpret any of these dream offerings. Even my own understandings of them change over time. And it gives me joy when a reader sees something in any of them that I have not.

For more in-depth exploration:

-- a brief post about both dreamku and my photos THE AREN'TS OF DREAMKU & ACCOMPANYING DIGITAL PHOTOS.

-- detailed three-part post about dreamku: "A DREAMKU PRIMER: Writing Haiku-Like Poems About Your Night Dreams": PART ONE: Introduction & Writing Dreamku as Dream Work; PART TWO: Elements of the Haiku Form Used in Dreamku; and PART THREE: How to Write Dreamku (the second and third parts have some overlap).

-- a brief up-dating post about the three-part "A DREAMKU PRIMER" -- Important Up-date to A DREAMKU PRIMER....".

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,

If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blogs: ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT; and OPENING TO THE LIGHT.


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