RETURNING WITH THE BOOTY (photo) & SO, NU? (tanka series) by Roswila
the T.V. sitcom cum
movie star enters an amateur
she claims she qualifies since
she’s never been a singer
as my friends and I
get washed up for our day
I express outrage:
just based on her celebrity
alone she’s a shoe in to win
and what about the
unknowns who’ll sing their hearts out --
my friends clearly agree
with me but say nothing,
not even nodding their heads
then it hangs before
me as if scribbled in the fog on
my bathroom mirror:
who ever said that this treasure-
trove of a life is also fair
[four tanka on a dream of 8-11-12. *The title is a Yiddish expression my stepmother used. I always thought in lieu of saying “So, what else is new.” “Nu” means just about that, as in “so?” or “well?” Photo “Returning with the Booty” by Roswila]
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 OPENING TO THE LIGHT.