Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, November 01, 2012

LOOKING BACK (photo) & ON DISTRACTION (dreamku series) by Roswila


my roommate and I
pack for a visit with
wealthy folk we’ve met
I’m looking forward to staying
in their large seaside home

but do I really
need to bring my desk along
yes, there’s a deadline
soon for artwork I agreed to
but won’t just my art tools suffice?

and, what’s more, did my
roommie even arrange for
a van and helpers
I forgot to check with her and
I know she tends to be scattered

ready or not we must depart dust and haste

is this frantic push
to visit with distant strangers
just more distraction?
I stop in my tracks and
check out where I already am

[three tanka, a monoku, with a capping tanka on a dream of 10-31-12. Photo “Looking Back” 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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