Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, December 15, 2012

RAVELING ON (photo) & A FRAGILE MOMENT (dreamku series) by Roswila


groups of women and
men complete questionnaires
for the focus group
a marketing department
needs to know what ads will work

company execs
hang the watercolor painting
results in the air,
the women’s outstrip the men’s
in creativity and craft

I feel brief pride that
once again women are better,
but it's a fake out
in a bigger game of age-
old beliefs and illusions

each painting begins
to shine for just what it is:
a fragile moment

[three tanka capped by a dreamku on a dream of 12-14-12. I'm not sure it's clear enough in the dreamku, but the feeling in the dream of it all being illusory applied equally to the execs and the entire field of advertising. Very briefly put, I've been doing a lot of thinking recently about how the beliefs we have are based in stories we tell ourselves. Photo “Raveling On” 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.

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....".

* * * *
‘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.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home