Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, September 17, 2012

ROLLIN' ON (photo) & FEAST ONE (five dream tanka) by Roswila


the narrow mountain
road turns constantly, a cliff
yawning on the left –
the long view is spectacular,
down into the lush wide valley

on foot, I complete
every tight turn listing like a
rushing vehicle –
a small storm rolls into view
in the achingly blue sky

a fellow hiker
announces it’s the type that will
pass in three minutes,
but that we should still leave the edge
for less precarious ground

I clamber up the
crumbly golden embankment
on the road’s right side
I’ve never managed this sort
of challenging ascent before

there’s a restaurant
very near, I’m told – I scurry
toward shelter and food
the storm wind has my back …
ah, the restaurant’s named “Feast One”

[five tanka on a dream of 9-16-12. The last two lines of the fourth tanka indicate a mildly lucid dream moment. I recalled in this dream, the many crumbly cliffs I’ve tried to climb in other dreams, unsuccessfully. The difference here seemed to be that I could actually get and keep a footing each step of the way. Actually, that last sentence I just typed here may point to the heart of this dream. But I don’t feel like re-writing so will let it stand as is. And only add that the reference to a restaurant makes this the eighth night in a row in which a dream has addressed food. Oh, and yes, I do mean to imply at the end that the storm wind is helpful. Photo “Rollin’ On” 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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