Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, November 10, 2012

REMORSE (photo) & TOO LATE (dream tanka series) by Roswila


the difficult man
knows he needs to mature
if he wants a mate –
emboldened by progress he’s made
he pursues the love of his life:

a famous sit-com
star, who leads him on a walk
through a sunny swamp,
their connection tentative
but real as they slog along

the social tether
between them strains when he
heaps praise upon her,
then adds it’s a crime she isn’t
offered serious acting roles

she stops short, water
sloshing around her ankles –
too late he knows
he’s pushed not only too far,
too soon, but opened old wounds

she and the air chill
he can almost see their slim
connection as it snaps
his next work’s cut out for him:
learning to see boundaries

[five tanka on a dream of 11-9-12. Photo “Remorse” 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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