Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, December 17, 2012

CONJURATION (photo) & SURPRISING (dream tanka & dreamku) by Roswila


we sit side-by-side
in the large first balcony
of the old theatre,
New York City's Mayor Blumberg
and I, his call-girl date

more surprising than
being his tart for the night:
we like each other

[an old dream tanka and dreamku on an old dream from January of 2009. My dream recall has been very sketchy, on and off, for a few days. I’ll be doing a Tarot reading on this later to see if I can ferret out what’s going on as this is highly unusual. Using Tarot with dreams has been said to be like dreaming about a dream. And, as I’ve said here before, for me that’s highly appropriate as the answer to or growing edge of any dream is often in a subsequent dream. In any case, I chose to post this old dream/ku as I’ve been thinking even more than usual about New York City, where I lived all my life until just barely 5 years ago. Of course, there’s a truck load of other stuff (both then and now) in this old dream/ku but I’ll also explore all that in the Tarot reading. Photo “Conjuration” 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.

Further, haiku afficianado and translator David Gerard said in a recent post: “One of the most important aspects of haiku is that much is left ambiguous, unspoken, undefined. Ludmila Balabanova writes, ‘Haiku isn't a perception shared by the author, but an invitation to the reader to achieve his own enlightenment.’” To that I add that the same might be said of all the dreamku, and dream-based tanka, two-liners, and monoku on this blog.

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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