WHAT'S A GIRL TO DO? (photo) & WATER, REDUX (dreamku series) by Roswila
digs up two canoe-sized and shaped
dark turquoise objects –
first he empties them, then he
puts them on the dry lake bed
water starts flooding
the lake bed and house in which
I stand and look out –
I tell the others with me that
we’d best get out or we’ll drown
none of us really
believes the water will rise
that high or fast
besides, I want time to put
clothes on over my nakedness
but the water floods
rapidly to the ceiling
what should I do now?
break a window? that’s too
extreme and it’s not my house
propriety, always propriety
and all that shame roiling beneath
[four tanka and a capping two-liner on a dream of 12-9-12. Photo “What’s A Girl To Do?” by Roswila]
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....".
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.