Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, November 16, 2012

THE SOURCE OF ALL GOLD (photo) & ON ENTITLEMENT (dream tanka series) by Roswila


she’d bailed out her oh-
so-clever, fair-haired young son
with a gold leaf flake --
she denies she has more gold,
not wanting him to feel entitled

on the scent of a
life of ease the boy pesters
his patient mother:
what of rumors, he says, about
a woman who always pays with gold,

doling out flakes and
chips in carefully calculated
and proper amounts,
yet living in relative
poverty and obscurity?

oh pishwah, she says,
just another fairy tale
in the making,
now leave your mother be
and go do your morning chores

[four tanka on a dream of 11-15-12. I seem to still be in childhood story mode. See my comments to yesterday’s dreamku post re: The Emperor’s New Clothes, and the comments on November 13th re: Pandora's Box. Today's dream/ku reminds me of the fable “The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs.” Photo “The Source of All Gold” 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....".

* * * *
‘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.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home