Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

LAPPING IT UP (photo) & ON SATIETY (dreamku series) by Roswila


she reads Tarot with
an unfamiliar deck and in
very poor lighting
she must lift one card right up
to her nose to see which it is

the tall narrow card
finally yields up its name,
the Ten of Cups,
though from its odd design
it looks more like The Fool

yes, she mutters wryly,
satiety has more than been reached
the cups spill over
it’s foolish to keep trying to
make them accommodate more

she sets the card down
obfuscating limits never
makes them go away

[three tanka and a dreamku on a dream of 11-26-12. It’s not necessary to understanding the narrative, but here’s a little bit of Tarot info for anyone “not in the know.” In The Thoth Tarot deck The Ten of Cups is called “Satiety” and it pictures a stack of filled cups against a solid red background, with more spilling down into them. This has led me to sometimes read this card as saying that one has had enough of some charged situation. Although it was not this particular card I saw in the dream, on realizing as I was dreaming that it was called the Ten of Cups I recalled the name “Satiety.” Photo “Lapping It Up” 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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