Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

THE ESCAPE ARTIST (photo) & THE BOX (dreamku series) by Roswila


holding that long gone
wooden box, turning it over
and over again
tracing it’s burned-in arcane
designs with her fingers

bowing to smell
the accumulated aromas
of herbs and oils once
stored in its capacious and
pale golden wood space

a piece of the past
attached by unseen tendrils
to other pieces
that hum and agitate for
their share of attention

no this box of memory suffices by itself
she shuts it gently and drafts the dreamku

[three tanka and a capping two-liner on a dream of 11-12-12. Puts me in mind of Pandora's Box. Those other memories haven't been shut away simply by closing the box in the dream. They're out, for good or for ill. Though I can exercise a certain amount of will with respect to what and how much I think about them. Or at least I'd like to believe that. Photo “The Escape Artist” 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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