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

Sunday, August 12, 2012

NARROW IS THE WAY (photo) & THERE'S NO DRUG FOR SOME AILMENTS (dream tanka series) by Roswila


what a sleep-over!
and happily he calls soon
asking to see me –
the drugstore he’s suggested
for our meeting's deserted

it would be cool but
it’s not at all clear if he, too,
had enjoyed last night …
and so he did, smiling as
he then lays out a lie:

his life’s much too full
now (true) which is why he may
not be in touch much,
i.e., not for less desire
to see me (untrue)

I hold back a snark
not wanting to give away my
knowledge of his lie:
I know his other lover
though she believes him faithful

his dishonesty closes
our talk – I’m left pondering
should I tell his lover?
and is there a drug on these shelves
to cure my attachment to him?

[five tanka on a dream of 8-11-12. Photo “Narrow is the Way” 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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