Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, December 06, 2012

GLOBAL WARMING II (photo) & BEARER OF BAD NEWS (dream tanka trio) by Roswila


the bad news about
my health devastates Mama,
especially escaping
a busybody’s mouth that way
it leaves her reeling

once I have her calmed
I go to find my brother
he will either slip
into denial or over-
react but I must tell him

the wooden floor boards
of his huge dark apartment
creak as I wander,
searching for him and singing
“You and me at the edge of the world”

[three tanka on a dream of 12-5-12. No, no bad news (so far) in my waking life, just something “dreamed up” if you will. I’m fairly certain that lyric line quoted at the end and the melody I was singing it to in the dream are from a current T.V. ad. Oddly I can’t recall the tune right now and it’s usually words not melody I have trouble bringing with me from sleep. I pretty much ignore T.V. ads, but now I’ll be on the alert to see if I can identify the source. Photo “Global Warming II” 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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