Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, December 30, 2012

AGAINST THE WALL (photo) & IT'S RAINING CHILDREN! HALLELUJAH! (dreamku series) by Roswila


the grandmother’s child-
like clowning is disruptive
ultimately, though,
it enlivens our performance
for the visiting President

then I hear yelling
from beyond the window
“The little kids, they’re
crawling straight down the out-
side of the building!”

their young dark mother
rushes to rescue her babes
she stands on tiptoe
beneath them and reaches up
snatching each in turn off the wall

I note her flat chest
and small round belly, no more
than a child herself
but this rescue proves she’s quite
able to care for her brood

the sidewalk reflects the hot afternoon sun
lighting up kids pleased to be part of the fun

[four tanka and a capping two-liner on a dream of 12-29-12. I spontaneously sang that title in my mind immediately after I first recalled the dream. It’s a take off on a repeated line in the song “It’s Raining Men!” Photo “Against the Wall” 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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