Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, November 02, 2012

LIGHTING THE WAY (photo) & CHILDREN OF WAR (dreamku series) by Roswila


a group of babies
said to be orphaned by war
lies in a green field
several men approach
one by one they choose a baby

each man’s smile outshines
the sun as he uncovers
a hidden birthmark
or tattoo on his infant
proving his parenthood

beyond any doubt
these squirming bright-eyed babes
have found their fathers
baby giggles and soft wails
mix with baritone whispers

the men nod together in the field
like sunflowers bearing precious seed

[three tanka and a capping two-liner on a dream of 11-1-12. There’s a wee bit of day residue in this dream’s war imagery. Some of the pictures I’m seeing of the ravages of Lady Frankenstorm (superstorm Sandy) on my old home tri-state area back East, look like they were taken in a war zone. There’s a lot more at an immediate and personal level, but it’s too much to go into here. Suffice it to say it does have to do with feeling unfathered in some important respects. Photo “Lighting the Way” 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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