Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, November 17, 2012

FELLOW TRAVELLERS (photo) & GOING PLACES (pair of dreamku series) by Roswila

(two dreams/one night)

Up and Down:

I get on the lift
with a woman friend and a
female stranger
we each push a floor button
and smile vaguely at each other

on the way up
the elevator passes
the floors we’d chosen
I push our buttons again
it passes each on the way down

I visualize climbing three flights of stairs
would it even be worth the pain-filled effort

Back and Forth:

a gargantuan
water buffalo tries to climb
aboard our small boat
should I drive out to sea or
back to the beach to elude it

I opt for solid ground
and am greatly relieved when
the boat drops wheels
and encloses us like
a fortified tank

but now, several
huge water buffalo
attempt to enter
our little boat-cum-tank,
one throwing itself at a window

should I just abandon this odd armored vessel
where is there left to go in it anyway

[two dreamku series on two separate dreams of 11-16-12. Photo “Fellow Travellers” 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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