Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, December 24, 2012

ENJOY THE RIDE! (photo) & AIRY DREAM (dreamku series) by Roswila


I’m no more than an
invisible little whirlwind speck
it’s great fun flying
unseen through the masses of folk
on Coney Island boardwalk

I tug at a young
boy’s feet and stifle giggles
at his befuddlement

soon my aching arms
tell me it’s time to fly away
home – Goleta’s too
distant but my Elmhurst
apartment’s just across the bay

my friend was right I need a GPS

[a tanka, dreamku, tanka, and capping monoku on a dream of 12-21-12. Coney Island is in New York City; it’s an amusement park right by the sea. I spent many summer days there as a teenager and young adult. Goleta is where I live now in California. I lived in that Elmhurst, New York City apartment for the last 23 years before moving here. The dream became vaguely lucid when the distant aerial visualization of that Elmhurst apartment entered. At that point I recalled many others dreams – when living in NYC and here in CA – in which I was flying home to it (BTW not in a plane, but using my own arms and legs). The over all sense of this dream? A message (wish) to “lighten up” and have some fun. Photo “Enjoy the Ride” 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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