Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, December 27, 2012

WHICH WAY NOW? (photo) & BLACK & WHITE (dreamku series) by Roswila


some friends wait with me
in the underground garage
they’re curious to
see how my date for the night
will have himself accoutered

suddenly and in
eerie silence a carriage
glides into our purview
black glistening wood, it’s oddly
horseless though clearly built for them

elegantly old-
fashioned and sized for riders
larger than human,
we gawk at its emptiness
it even has no driver

then my date arrives
in his low slung sports car
that’s waxed to dazzling
my friends twitter over
his carefully planned outfit

his jacket, belt, shoes
and hair, all white, shine in the low
light of the garage
he opens his car door
with a flourish so I can get in

I feel not so much
under dressed by comparison
as decked out for a
different era altogether
and recall the black carriage:

I scan the garage but it’s no longer there – sigh,
I missed seeing what passengers it picked up

[six tanka topped by a two-liner on a dream of 12-26-12. Photo “Which Way Now?” 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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