Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, September 30, 2012

WARNING BELLS (photo) & ON BROADWAY (dreamku series) by Roswila


uptown street traffic
is worse than usual at
this evening hour
we’re running late and she’s
in quite a huff about it

it’s unnerving to
have an agitated driver
especially as
I’m in the passenger seat
of this tiny vehicle

she pulls out to pass
even though there’s no room
I hold my breath
as she picks up more speed
I say it’s OK to be late

she’s now even more
upset and turns to drive across
the concrete island
to the downtown side,
but still driving uptown

could I be more aghast?
and she’s still not even
acknowledged my fear
or comments, totally focused
on arriving on time

then I see the lane
we’re in, though on the downtown side,
has all uptown traffic
I say I’d not known about
this lane reassignment

she continues driving in agitated silence
as if I’m not even there – what else is new?

[six tanka and a two-liner on a dream of 9-29-12. Who feels out of control and out of date and ignored? Moi? This was set in New York City’s borough of Manhattan, on the major street Broadway, just above 72nd Street -- a very familiar area in my old home town. Photo “Warning Bells” 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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