Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, November 15, 2012

UP FROM UNDER (photo) & BABY TALK (dreamku series) by Roswila


after each burst of
unintelligible chatter
the naked baby
sinks back into the water
on which it had been walking

more puzzling than its
walking on or breathing water?
others understand
its every pronouncement
but I hear only gibberish

I recall a certain naked emperor
and laugh silently as the scene fades out

[two tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 11-14-12. Laugh out loud! I got told, didn’t I? Think maybe it’s time I gave less credence to that “inner baby”? Maybe not ignore its clear need for attention, but certainly not bow down to it. This is one of those surprise gift dreams. I’d not have given two cents I’d get a helpful dream last night, given the miserable (sic: self-pitying) mood I was in on going to sleep. (BTW, “naked emperor” refers to the fairly tale “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”) Photo “Up From Under” 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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