Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

BALI HAI WILL CALL YOU (photo by Roswila) & Untitled (dream tanka by Andrea Gradidge)

peaceful faces
drift away in deep water
beyond my reach

even this infant resists
my effort to rescue him

[dream tanka written by Andrea Gradidge (posted with her permission). Andrea and a couple other scifaiku and kireji haiku group members, have been big influences over the years on how I've grown to understand and write "regular" haiku, and therefore on how I write dreamku and dream tanka. I was delighted to see this one above of hers posted to Dreamjin, my now mostly archival Yahoo dreamku group. When I queried her as to whether she considers it a tanka or a dreamku capped by a two-liner, she said it's probably a tanka but that the the pause between parts is heavy (therefore that space which is not usual in a tanka). Photo "Bali Hai Will Call You" 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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