Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

NIGHT VISION (photo) & A WALK IN THE PARK (dreamku series) by Roswila


as I wander through
the sprawling city park
the sun starts to set
I skirt the zoo and enter
an echoing park tunnel

a man stumbles ahead
of me with two unleashed dogs –
knowing this violates
the law he holds them by fists-
full of their wolf-like fur

they’re all clearly home-
less and just as clearly the man
fears losing the dogs,
either to flight or to the pound,
as he bends to his awkward task

while I approach and
pass him by I look around
for something, anything
at all out of which he might
jury rig a pair of leashes

but I find nothing
and the bent man neither hears nor
sees me as I pass

[four tanka and a dreamku on a dream of 10-23-12. Photo “Night Vision” 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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