Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, September 27, 2012

FRATERNAL TWINS (photo) & THE THING-A-MA-BOB (tanka series) by Roswila


OK, how does this work?
how does one manipulate
its many folds
into whatever it is,
what it’s meant to be?

I start to prod, pull,
fold, unfold this thing-a-ma-bob --
shapes slowly start
to suggest themselves
out of visual chaos

they become clothes
all colored a solid fuchsia
a blouse and a skirt
summer weight and just my
taste in casual style

I have to hassle
but finally get them on
and they fit just right
then there’s a second set
I must also put on

they’re to go on top
of the first, identical
in every way
I wriggle into these, too,
just pleased to have solved the puzzle

[five tanka on a dream of 9-25-12. Though (as I’ve said before) seeing color in dreams is not usual for me, of all the colors I have seen, fuchsia is the one I’ve seen the most by far. As I thought about this dream I began to believe that fuchsia may -- more often than not -- represent putting on a good front or a good face. An aspect of my personality, if you will, that kicks in when I most need it in order to cope with some social situation that’s anxiety provoking. This dream/ku scenario must represent a very threatening situation indeed as I need two layers of persona. Hm, it just hits me. Not that it’s an exceptionally anxious situation, but that more than one situation is agitating at the same time, which certainly fits my life at present. Photo “Fraternal Twins” 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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