Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, August 11, 2012

RETURNING WITH THE BOOTY (photo) & SO, NU? (tanka series) by Roswila

SO, NU?*

the T.V. sitcom cum
movie star enters an amateur
singing competition
she claims she qualifies since
she’s never been a singer

as my friends and I
get washed up for our day
I express outrage:
just based on her celebrity
alone she’s a shoe in to win

and what about the
unknowns who’ll sing their hearts out --
my friends clearly agree
with me but say nothing,
not even nodding their heads

then it hangs before
me as if scribbled in the fog on
my bathroom mirror:
who ever said that this treasure-
trove of a life is also fair

[four tanka on a dream of 8-11-12. *The title is a Yiddish expression my stepmother used. I always thought in lieu of saying “So, what else is new.” “Nu” means just about that, as in “so?” or “well?” Photo “Returning with the Booty” 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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