Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A TISKET, A TASKET (photo) & HANGING IN (dreamku series) by Roswila


they bring their seven
babies of various ages
for a sleep-over,
this couple out of my long
ago tumultuous past

they set everything
up themselves, moving furniture
and setting up cribs,
for which I express my somewhat
embarrassed gratitude

I see their photo
shoot arranged in my hallway:
babies hang giggling
by their little hands from a
horizontal wooden dowel

my concern for their
baby shoulder joints is heard
but deemed a non-issue --
the three or four on the left
have bright golden hair …

and are arranged in
size order – their giggles are
highly infectious
and I still have no idea
why they are all here

The Hanging Man card* from an old deck flashes:
“He awaits the redemption of the act”

[five tanka and a two-liner of a dream of 8-22-12. *The Hanging Man Tarot card I “saw” was from a very old deck of mine (my first) – The New Tarot for the Aquarian Age by John Cooke and Rosalind Sharpe:

In this late 1960’s revisioning of the entire Tarot deck, this particular card is also said to be reversing the polarities in order to achieve unity, and to hang others only to redeem the Self (note that capital “s”). Most importantly, that “redemption is an enormous feat, involving the entire seeming outer world.” Oh well, all that said and I still don’t have a clue to this dream/ku but it was fun to reconnect with this old deck. Ooops! I take that back. That last quote about The Hanging Man just shook something out of the trees. Photo “A Tisket, A Tasket” 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 TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.


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