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

Monday, August 06, 2012

BEARDED BY THE FLOOD (photo) & INUNDATED (dreamku series) by Roswila


the renovations they
want to make will poison
our backyard pond
which in turn will poison
the lake only yards away

my long-time friend
and I walk sadly between them
I note that water
levels are rising rapidly
the footpaths disappearing

why isn’t she even
registering this flooding
that will unground us
I grow more and more anxious
as I await her awareness

I look for the paths
beneath the water but cannot
see either of them
she finally takes note and
command of the situation

she dives right in and
I follow her lead -- we swim
toward the spot on the
pond shore where we began
this ill-fated wandering

the current tugs us
off course, way to the right,
again, she doesn’t notice

but why do I care
what she does or doesn’t note
we’re not attached
at the navel – I’m a free agent
and still a good swimmer

[dreamku series on a dream of 8-5-12. Photo “Bearded by the Flood” by Roswila; sorry, another of my big -- some might say, pretentious -- titles for little photos, but I couldn't resist]

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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