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

Thursday, August 09, 2012

HOLDING UP THE SKY (photo) & THE MOSQUITO (dreamku series) by Roswila


I’m shocked and honored
to be invited, along
with a young man,
to visit with Oprah in
her house way up in the sky

she hands me a book
of her own copious and
up-beat aphorisms
I sit on a plein air ramp
and read them thoughtfully

we talk at a remove
as she prepares breakfast in
her in-door kitchen
I say I agree with her except
that darkness does sometimes fall

a mosquito’s been
squashed on the corner of a page
I try to flick it off
and realize it’s still alive
I flick again carefully

it sticks to my thumb
and then to my ring finger
as I shake my hand --
I don’t want to get bitten --
then it finally falls off

I watch it plummet
toward the city street far below
will it ever fly again?

[dreamku series written on a dream of 6-23-12. I didn’t have a clue to this one when I wrote it back in late June and still didn't when I decided to post it today simply as a cipher. However, in reading it over to be sure of grammar and typing, I now have a sense of it. Although I often get additional insights to a dream long after dreaming it, I don’t recall not getting a dream at all until many weeks later. Can we spell "resistance," children? Photo “Holding Up the Sky” 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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