Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, July 30, 2012

THE CIRCLING (photo) & CAN OR CANT (dreamku series) by Roswila


two men, neither of
whom do I like, one an actor
the other an author –
each in his turn loftily insists
on my presence and attention

the redhead has enough
presence of his own to see
my lack of interest
he takes his act elsewhere --
enter: the pushy author

the nerve of some men!
yet I still can’t seem to say no
to staying and
listening to the author’s
lecture to his circle of friends

it’s kind to call them
friends, this insufferable cult
their cant’s obvious
then I realize that I
can just get up and leave

various people
around the room try to re-
engage me as I stand
but what do I care what they
say or think about me

I pause just long enough to steep
in victory: I truly can’t care less

[five tanka capped by a two-liner written and dreamed on 7-2-12. Well, those last two lines are a bit of an over-statement. But in as much as imagining/visualizing doing something fires up the same neural networks in our brains as if we were physically doing it, this dream gives me hope. It’s like a dress rehearsal. Photo “The Circling” 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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