Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, December 31, 2012

MATINS (photo) & [W]RINGING IN THE NEW YEAR (dream tanka series) by Roswila


Oy! could my laundry
piles be any higher?
I sigh and dig in,
the layers of linens like
alluvial deposits

at the bottom of
a bodacious bag of sheets
I find something odd:
a tangled assortment of
trinkets that tinkle and ring

clearly a roommate
of years past left them behind
for posterity –
I blush that she could rely
on how I procrastinate,

even as I hobble
ringing all the way, to sit
on the couch and sort
this delightful tinkling tangle –
the laundry avoided again

[four tanka on a dream of 12-30-12. I actually did decide yesterday to do my considerable laundry today. Which, yes, I have been putting off for quite a while. It could be a good time to do it, quiet and with plenty of washers and dryers available. Of course, I could just be outsmarting myself as other residents may have the same thought. In any case, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EACH OF YOU! whatever you do this evening. Photo “Matins” 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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