Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

THE ESCAPE ARTIST (photo) & THE PEST (three dream tanka) by Roswila


the pesky blonde boy
says he’ll just hang on to me
as I fly away
I don’t want this but decide to
risk his falling to the ground

I make a quick launch
to which he attaches himself –
the ground rushes away,
too far below us for him
to fall to safely if he should

I choose to land before
he can lose his straining grip
there’s no escaping it
the time has come to stand
still for what he has to say

[three tanka on a dream of 9-25-12. “He” then did go on about actual stuff from my own childhood; nothing new or even said in a new way. So when I drafted this dreamku I decided to end it where the “drama” of the dream ended, too. I may be rationalizing, but I think the important aspect of this dream anyway is that desire of mine to escape from anything even mildly anxiety provoking. It's an important "heads up" at this particular time in my life to stay aware of this. Photo “The Escape Artist” 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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