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Thursday, July 12, 2012

THE WAY OUT (photo) & MURKY (dreamku series) by Roswila


heralded by that
long ago woman-friend-
a long night’s dreams filled with
murky unpleasant images:

like the judges
of the fashion contest who wave
me quickly away
when I’d not even entered the
contest nor asked for their opinions

or the married man
who takes me on quite a ride
before I catch on

then the thief and,
ultimately, murderer
who kidnaps me
in his panel truck to keep
me from speaking out

and those attempting
to drug insensible the lions
they’d captured
and caged in a pretty but
stultifying cityscape

all this shuffling between
various neural networks, images
vaguely impressed and
mixed up with others, making
for a shadow-filled mongrel zoo

[dreamku series on dreams of 7-7-12. I’d like to say these dreams were due to not feeling well at all physically and waking up not only more frequently, but staying awake longer when I did. However, I suspect there was also some re-shuffling going on of memories and their associated emotions (in addition to not feeling well). All to the good, but it was a very busy night. Note of 7-12-12: I can now also see a predictive element to these dreams. As I’ve said here before, not that I knew the future in some “woo-woo” way, but that a less conscious part of me was sensing the build-up to some unpleasantness in an actual waking situation. Photo “The Way Out” 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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