Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, September 03, 2012

OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD (photo) & ON THE ROAD AGAIN (dream tanka series) by Roswila


the young man’s dark hair
hangs in long limp hanks nearly
obscuring his face
and the anxious rise and fall
of his plaid-shirted chest

he gesticulates
agitatedly – a woman
whispers to me that
he needs special care, a fact
I’ve known for a long time

he himself states for
the second time “I’ll need your help
with this,” as our group’s
campfire shines in his eyes
and on every reflective surface

this escape into
who-knows-where is hard on us all
he copes by ranting,
the group’s two small dogs by falling
asleep before the rest of us

the young man’s disturbed
behavior’s almost comforting
being so familiar –
whatever else we find on the
road, at least I’m OK with him

[five tanka on a dream of 9-2-12. Photo “Off to See the Wizard” 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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