Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, December 03, 2012

PASSAGE (photo) & [no title] (dreamku) by Roswila

[no title]

she’s deceased
but will birth a daughter
dying into now

[old dreamku on a dream from May 2006. This was during my earliest use of the haiku form with my dreams. I did not even think to write about an entire dream back then, but would just choose one of its impactful images. From this image, it seems I’ve been trying for more years than I’d realized to live in the present moment. It’s also interesting to note that my Tarot card for this coming year of 2013 is Death. Which card is as much if not more about transformation (cleaning away the old so that the new can grow) than about physical death. And that strikes me now as a way of living in the moment. That is, uncluttered with what’s past. Of course, then there’s that tendency to get caught up in worry about the future. But that’s for another dreamku and/or Tarot card to address. Photo “Passage” by Roswila; this appears as a possible Death card in my Found Tarot deck, just keep searching here for "Found Tarot" to see the various cards so far posted for this deck]

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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