Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, December 23, 2012

ALL CAUGHT UP (photo) & HOT AIR (dream tanka & monoku) by Roswila


I can’t believe it!
they just leave all those hot air
balloons in the sky?
just abandon them there after
they’ve had their fun looking down?

talk about crowded skies! what’s a bird to do?

[a tanka and a monoku on a dream of 12-21-12. I’d fallen to sleep wishing I could turn off the heat. It comes via a blower by the ceiling and is a constant hum, but decided I was rather more grateful for warm shelter in this rainy weather than annoyed. In light of this dream, I’m going to think further about the expression “hot air,” meaning insincere. My immediate take is that it’s just residual pique at a particular "phoney baloney" left over from my day. Of course, there’s always the chance it’s my own hot air blowing around that I’m not owning up to. I’ll check that out, too. I got a wee bit of a chuckle out of the dream's pun on "bird," an old Britishism for "girl." Photo “All Caught Up” 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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