Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS (photo) & LIGHT OF DAY (dream tanka trio) by Roswila


small earthquake tremors!
we crowd in the elevator
to leave the building
but it jams floors above ground
and we must pry open the doors

my woman friend seeks
a stairwell corner to stand in
she says it’s safer
than rushing down wobbly steps
in the dark – I look around

cracks start spreading like
spider webs in the concrete walls –
I’ll take my chances
and head pell mell down the stairs
toward the distant light of day

[three tanka on a dream of 12-24-12. Wonder if there were some minor tremors last night? Living in California as I do, that would not be surprising at all. In any case, MERRY CHRISTMAS, or A BLESSED YULE, or whatever festival of light you celebrate this time of year! And that last comment about light gives me a clue to this dream, especially as I chose to name it “Light of Day.” Photo “Upstairs, Downstairs” 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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