Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, September 15, 2012

DAWN (photo) & DAWNING (three dream tanka) by Roswila


she eats the golden
apple slowly, savoring
each juicy chew,
the sun warming the castle
ramparts through the morning chill

with her last swallow
she clearly sees silhouetted
against the pale dawn
the rising head and torso
of a samurai warrior

katana sword handles
peek above each shoulder
from their crossed sheaths
balanced on his back – is he
this ancient castle’s protector?

[three tanka on a dream of 9-14-12. OK, sixth night with a food dream, this one the most intriguing to me. It seems to me that with a "run" like this, the more metaphorical meanings one might find in "food" are less important. I.e., my dreams are emphasizing a need to take these food images very seriously as relating to my dietary changes. Even the truck load of meaningful associations I have lead back to food. One being to the Rider/Waite/Smith Tarot deck card, The Two of Swords (see below), which is sometimes called “the mini-Justice card” and can be (very simply and selectively put for the purposes of this post) about mental balance:

Eating well has everything to do with my mental and emotional balance. Lastly, this dream is the most positive of the six night's food dreams and helps me keep going through what has become a very rough patch (vastly increased arthritis pain). Photo “Dawn” 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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