Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

SHADES OF WINTER (photo) & POLES APART (two non-dream based haiku) by Roswila

(two non-dream based haiku)

terrace glass door
my anxious friend
limned by snow fall

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their frosted breath
an old couple waltzes
in the streetlight

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[these are regular haiku, i.e. not dream-based, written when I was living back in New York City, probably in winter 2007, just a year before moving here to California. Seeing all the news reports about snow storms has made me nostalgic. But I hasten to add I’m more than happy not to have to cope with snow and slush and ice! That second haiku is a feeling I’ve had occasionally here, watching some very old couple sitting quietly together holding hands on a bench or strolling. One couple (the wife of whom is now deceased) had been married longer than I’ve been alive. Photo “Shades of Winter” 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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