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

Monday, September 24, 2012

THE GALACTIC ROUND (photo) & WHAT GOES AROUND (dreamku series) by Roswila


just what are these things?
they’re neither organpipe cacti
nor humongous squash
but nobody wants them and
especially not so many

each is nearly as
long as the bus-trucks they load
them on for disposal
load after load of single green tubes
rumbles down the interstate

and where will they dump
them? the drivers start shoving
these unwanted giants
off their vehicles, down the
embankment to the beach

our bus-truck bears
two of these Brobdingnagian
plants on its back
we don’t feel good about it
but follow the others in suit

down the embankment
they go, one after the other
we hear a radio news flash:
beach clean-up will now have
to be figured out and arranged

what goes around comes around
where it stops, nobody knows

[five tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 9-23-12. What was most interesting about this dream to me is that it was explicitly set in California. I’ve been living here now for a little over 4-1/2 years (after a life-time in New York city) and wondered when my new home state would show up in dreams. I’ve had generic beach dreams and other settings that were California-like. But this is the first in which California was actually referenced -- in that radio news flash -- and visually it was clearly one of our coast roads. This is not to say I think this dream is totally about California; it’s not. It has clear relevance to me personally, though passing the buck is something all humans tend to do. Witness the speechifying and advertisements during this presidential election year. Photo “The Galactic Round” 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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