Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

KNOCK, KNOCK! (photo) & ACCOMODATIONS (dreamku series) by Roswila


her huge wood bookcase
nearly fills the living room
of my apartment
yes, she’s moving in but this
leviathan can’t remain here

it gets shoved with great
effort toward her bedroom
but winds up in mine,
its hollow bulk looming
and mildly reflective

I barely have room
to breathe as I stand staring
at its dark expanse
how will we ever manipulate
it through her small bedroom door

I start to visualize angles and leverages,
but why am I being so accommodating?

[three tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 10-29-12. This one gave me a chuckle as I started to draft the dreamku. A rather mordant chuckle at the idea of a huge bookcase being treated like a hot potato. Or like that well-known image of an elephant in the middle of the living room that no one wants to acknowledge, much less own up to. Photo “Knock, Knock!” 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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