Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, September 29, 2012

WALKING ON COALS (photo) & THE HOT POTATO (dreamku series) by Roswila


she’s preparing food
just outside my shower,
one boiling potato
pops out of the large pot
and skitters away quickly

she impatiently
dismisses me when I offer
to get it for her
but I go hunting anyway
and find it under my couch

dust, crumbs, and stray hairs
cling to its soggy surface
I begin to hand
it to her, then decide to
wash it in my shower first

she turns a jaundiced eye toward me
but I take no insult – I’ve done my part

[three tanka and a two-liner on a dream of 9-29-12. Yes, I’ve known for ages this particular relationship has a kettle full of hot potatoes in it. And that the other person really doesn’t care to openly acknowledge, must less deal with them. But the dream points out that I have some “coming clean” to do myself (it’s my own shower, and how’s about under that couch?). Photo “Walking on Coals” 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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