Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

DEAD END (photo) & IN/SECURITY (dreamku series) by Roswila


job security
in an insecure time:
free lance vampires
when you hire one of them to kill
they do it – no questions asked

they also have no
vanity, not seeing themselves
in any mirror,
so spend no time on how they look
but go right to their assignment

you need only keep them going from job
to job – they’ll never then turn on you

[two tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 8-6-12. The clue to this dream/ku is in the first two lines. Just what can we count on in human nature (in others, in one's self)? I’m afraid last night’s inquiry came up with a rather negative response to that question. In my “defense” I was in a great deal of physical pain yesterday and the vampire image itself is at least partly day residue (from a new book I started last night). Photo “Dead End” 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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