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

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

RARIFIED AIR (photo) & ON PERFORMING (tanka dream series) by Roswila


her stage performance,
evolving since childhood years,
dazzles and delights --
each time the pillar of people
builds she springs from the top

its layered colors,
like a rainbow spectrum or
alluvial deposits,
curve and curl, braiding upward
in a tall narrow tower

this time she resists
unbending from its top arch
to sing out to her
waiting audience – she’s tired
of all this performing

all she ever wanted
was to go to school, to be
a quiet scholar
but first family, then agents
pushed her into the theatre

even her manager
only gives lip service to her
studious bent
noting it sadly, yet always
pushing for the next show

[a tanka series on a dream of 7-9-12. Photo “Rarified Air” 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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