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

Sunday, September 23, 2012

NIGHT STROLL (photo) & THERE'S TWO SIDES TO EVERYTHING (double dreamku series) by Roswila


Side One:

on a street corner
from my teenage years, stands a man
from my middle age
the night silently yields up
his booty call's phone number

he glances my way
mumbling the retrieved digits
once again I'm weary
of stumbling on betrayal

he's no longer mine
but I know there's a woman
he's keeping in the dark
as he sneaks to meet some other gal --
I hope they both get his number

Side Two:

alone for even
minutes at a time he's drawn
to seek a woman
not knowing he's a puppet
dangling by his own fear

further unaware
what he needs her touch to tell him:
yes, you do exist

[two dreamku series on two dreams of 10-22-11. The “Side Two” dream came on falling back to sleep after a 3:00 am drafting of the dreamku in “Side One.” I have only extremely vague dream recall from last night, so that’s why I’m posting this almost year old previously unposted series. I have thought to post it before, but always decided not to as “Side One” seems a bit unclear. So I put it aside thinking I’d edit it, but I haven’t and don’t want to now. So here it is, warts and all. Besides I think it’s “Side Two” that’s most important and had even considered posting it by itself. As to last night’s vague dreams, I do have some visual images of working on flower photos. The last one was of wide-open dying yellow roses in the sunlight. That makes the second time in recent dreams that I’ve not only dreamed of yellow, but “seen” it in a dream. As I’ve mentioned here before, it’s unusual for me to actually “see” color in a dream -- as opposed to just knowing what color something is, which is the usual for me. So I really take note of it when I “see” a color. Photo “Night Stroll” 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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