Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

NIGHT GYM (photo) & PIPE DREAM (tanka series) by Roswila


her labeling worked!
she’s found it again despite
the time and distance,
this Rube Goldberg cum Escher
cum metal pipe jungle gym

some of its corners
fade into other dimensions
and its grey surface
is only mildly reflective
but here it is, within her grasp

her pale pink labels
cannot be re-attached
she writes up new ones
she won’t risk forgetting where
she’s filed this cool contraption

[three tanka on a dream of 8-28-12. What fun! A dream about what I believe is the basic function of dreaming: filing and re-filing memories, thoughts, experiences and making new neural connections (in this dream’s metaphor, labeling and cross-referencing them). But of course, as with almost all dreams, there’s much more to it. E.g, worry over the inevitable changes in recall as I age. Also, that new understandings I’ve been developing and trying to effectively retain and act from within, are just a pipe dreams, just more intriguing contraptions. I also find this dream’s contraption being grey and only mildly reflective, fuel for further thought. Hm, as if it’s still not fully retrieved. Well, maybe there is a specific Rube Goldberg-esque neural network of mine (way of understanding and therefore behaving) I’ve yet to bring fully to light. It would certainly be wonderful not only to simplify my outer life (as I’ve been working at doing for some time) but also my inner. Photo “Night Gym” 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 TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.


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