Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

HORSE HEAD 5 (sketch) & THE SCINTILLATING RIDE (dreamku series) by Roswila


my new acquaintance,
a senior gal like myself,
is a huge jazz fan
and it’s the time of year when
top notch players flood the town

she holds a free live
jazz concert in her large
dark wood apartment
riffs ride the air out of room
after room stealing our breath

afterwards, in the
suddenly silent kitchen
I offer her my thoughts
“It was an embarrassment
of riches,” I say carefully,

“maybe next time, book
fewer musicians and we’ll
enjoy each group more”
even as the words leave
my mouth I have second thoughts:

why look a gift horse in the mouth
just enjoy the scintillating ride

[four tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 12-18-12. Sketch (scanned and computer manipulated): “horse head 5” 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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