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Friday, August 03, 2012

CANYONS OF YOUR MIND (photo) & NOT BUYING IT (dream tanka series) by Roswila


her dream incubation
question answered with a scene
about employment:
why not try something wholly new
draw way outside your own lines

leave the offices
that reward poorly for your skills
retrieve your lost soul
from all that ignorant
and endless battering

go down to the streets
see that fresh produce stand
why not sell veggies
and stop buying the necessity
of your forever slavery

[three tanka on a dream of 8-3-12. Hm, should I go into this one? I will say this much: the incubating question was about a physical health issue. The answer I hear in this dream/ku may very well be a good example of how dreams can act as “projection vessels.” I.e., I’m hearing what I need/want to hear, not necessarily anything innate to its images and action. However, if it be “only” projection and gives me a clue about what to do next it is most certainly welcome. (By the way, as I’ve noted here before, in one dream theory many if not most dreams have no innate meaning. They are briefly caught bits and pieces of the brain’s sleep-time work filing and connecting new and old memories. Bits our conscious mind instantaneously pieces together on waking in a crazy quilt that we “remember” as the dream.) Photo “Canyons of Your Mind” by Roswila: This one may look familiar as it's the third version of it I’ve posted here. I pass this chimney at least twice each day and it looks different in every light, kind of weather, and position from which I view it. But this shot remains the best I've caught of it yet so I keep coming back to it.]

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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