Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

REST FOR THE WEARY (photo) & THE RED SHOES (dreamku series) by Roswila


what gorgeous shoes!
and as usual in my dreams,
they’re fire engine red
with impossibly high heels
curving oh so artfully

I grab a passing friend
and point to them ... as they lie on
their sides on the ground
light shines on the titanium
alloy of the spiked heels

who could ever dance in these beauties of design
grounded they are and grounded they’ll stay

[two tanka capped by a two-lined on a dream of 7-23-12. I do actually have an infrequent recurrent dream image of red shoes with very high spiked heels. Both the fairy tale "The Red Shoes" and the 1948 movie of the same name, have intense resonance for me, but it’s the movie that most gets me. Here’s a synopsis of the movie. In choosing the photo to go with this post, I realized that I've been wearing my own unique red shoes and they've been wearing me out, most of my adult life. Photo “Rest for the Weary” 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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