Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, August 18, 2012

WHAT DREAMS MAY COME (photo) & STRAIGHTENING UP (dreamku series) by Roswila


they’ve straightened it all
up rather nicely, she thinks,
though she’s still not clear
on what had actually
happened that led to the mess

had someone died?
and why did they rearrange
the furniture?
sadly, there’s something about it
that still doesn’t smell quite right

she’s very tired
her bed might still be warm
from when he woke her
she sprays her small apartment
with a clean scent air refresher

her bed beckons – let sleep’s net
bear the weight of her uncertainties

[three tanka and a two-liner on a dream of 8-17-12. All of this was dreamed, even the end about going back to sleep. Photo “What Dreams May Come” by Roswila; no great shakes as a photo and a rather heavy title. It was taken in a series of pictures in 2009, to show a friend back in New York City how I’d set up the first rooms I lived in here in Friendship Manor. I still have that wonderful Pegasus poster in my bedroom where I am now.]

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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