Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, December 22, 2012

PARDON MY LAUGHTER (photo) & WHO SAID (dreamku series) by Roswila


the familiar young
fair-haired teacher walks around
among our desks
I’m not sure why I signed up
for his rather New Age course

in my opinion
things New Age are quite old hat
but yet, here I sit --
his enthusiasm’s catching
I raise my hand to join in

a pretty blond woman
in her twenties speaks up
she wants to know how
what he’s teaching relates
to his course description

the furrows in her
brow deepen and a sorrow
permeates her voice
she just wants to learn how
to live a principled life,

a life of moral
integrity -- I’m caught between
intense resonance
with her, and embarrassment
I’d been enjoying his style

what a tempest in
a teapot, an illusory
Charybdis and Scylla

it’s really just more apples and oranges
who said there’s anything wrong with fun?

[five tanka, a dreamku, and a two-liner on a dream of 12-21-12. Photo “Pardon My Laughter” 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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