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

Monday, November 12, 2012

HOLDING PATTERN (photo) & LIFE WITH FATHER REDUX (triple dreamku series) by Roswila

(one night/three separate dreams)

Chapter One:

her father's handsome
in a new brown herringbone jacket --
she had never liked
brown and it doesn’t match
the pattern on his pants,

but somehow it works --
he proudly shows her the top
button, a handmade
ceramic he’d saved from
a jacket of his father’s

Chapter Two:

she and her father
keep the doctor’s appointment
despite her reluctance --
her brain X-ray shows two dark spots,
encysted tumors says the M.D.

the doctor’s a joke
she can’t get straight answers from him
she turns to her dad
for support but none’s forthcoming
she storms out of the office


rain streaks through the night –
though she has an umbrella
her skirt’s getting soaked

she should take shelter
in a building lobby and
wait out this rain storm
but she’s anxious for home
which can’t be too far away

she angles her umbrella into the wind
lamp light glow refracts in the rain

[three dreamku series on three separate dreams of 11-11-12. Photo “Holding Pattern” 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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