Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, August 10, 2012

A DAY AT THE OFFICE (photo) & THE GREATER FLOW (dreamku series) by Roswila


we stand in the aisle
at a busy intersection
large airy office

cubicles abound
in each direction I look --
I want to walk straight
ahead on this grey carpet
but I’m mired in fellow workers

I strain against this
containment but to no avail
then the increasing
crowd shoves me, still fighting,
in the opposite direction

I steadily struggle
against being pushed backward --
we inch by workers
lining the side aisles awaiting
their chance to enter the crush

then, I stop resisting,
as if from a Chinese finger
puzzle, I’m released:
fighting the greater flow
only disempowers us

[one dreamku and four tanka on a dream of 8-9-12. “Chinese finger puzzle” -- I so clearly recall my father handing me one as a kid and how delighted I was when I figured it out, click here for wikipedia info. (I’d describe the puzzle here myself but would have to go on at length, and they do it better and with a photo.) Although I did not dream of this puzzle, the feeling on recalling my “release” at the end was exactly what I felt as a child when I figured out the puzzle, freeing my index fingers. Photo “A Day at the Office” 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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