GLOBAL WARMING II (photo) & BEARER OF BAD NEWS (dream tanka trio) by Roswila
BEARER OF BAD NEWS
the bad news about
my health devastates Mama,
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]
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....".
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.