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Saturday, August 04, 2012

VULCANISM (photo) & NO ESCAPING IT (dreamku series) by Roswila


my companion and
I escape the disaster
totally unscathed
we turn to look behind us
trembling with disbelief

barely three yards away
some of our friends are being
ministered to by
late arriving rescuers at
this massive explosion site

one male friend hovers
close by his woman-partner
who keeps yelling
”Get her off me, get her off”
to the attending medics,

as this EMT team
works frantically to remove
the bits and pieces
of the woman’s other friend,
blown apart and stuck all over her

will we ever close
our stunned minds to the sight
there’s no escaping it

[four tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 8-3-12. This dream/ku may seem to contain rather hyperbolic images. However, at a personal emotional level it is rather too accurate, offering one particularly disturbing but helpful realization as I drafted it. It also contains some day residue. A book I was reading last night stirred memories of 9/11 -- I was living in New York City at the time -- when it every so often listed huge natural disasters and mass human murders. Though I should add that the most basic level to the dream is not rooted in 9/11 memories. I will finish the book, by the way. It’s exploring important subjects. Photo “Vulcanism” 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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