Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, September 16, 2012

NO WAY OUT (photo) & THE KIDNAP KING (three dream tanka) by Roswila


a king in ancient
Irish times wages constant war
he sends the young son
he stole from a vanquished foe
to declare each new war

yet each new enemy
knows not to kill this messenger
this terrorized boy
forced to speak both content
and a language not his own

and so each time they
send him back to the kidnap king’s camp,
the only home he knows,
where he awaits the next words
of war to be put in his mouth

[three tanka on a dream of 9-15-12. Hoo-kay! No idea, not really, though some vague idea that the king and the boy are really two aspects of one self. Oh, and I did have a food dream, too, last night, making it the seventh night in a row. Though it was extremely vague with something about someone offering help I didn’t want or need. This dream/ku above had much more “meat” (if you’ll pardon the food pun) and impact. And it sort of vaguely trails along after yesterday’s samurai warrior image. Photo “No Way Out” 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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