Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

DIVING FOR SEED PEARLS (photo) & THE QUESTION (dreamku series) by Roswila


highly intelligent,
handsome, and difficult
to get close to,
this man who’s suffered much
in the ways that I have

I mute my joy when
he apparently welcomes
our cuddling on a bench –
I in his lap facing him,
we press heart to heart silently

his band mates arrive
for their gig and we separate
but our connection
remains, warming my breast
and lighting his sad eyes

he turns to watch as I
jump feet first off the boardwalk
into the ocean
totally submerging in
a spontaneous ballet

those pinpoints of joy in his distant eyes …
will they still be there when I surface

[four tanka and a capping two-liner on a dream of 11-5.12. Photo “Diving for Seed Pearls” 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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