FISHING FOR THE MOON (photo) & THE TANGLED HOLD (dreamku series) by Roswila
THE TANGLED HOLD
the shadow figure
slips into her bedroom before
the white wood door shuts
it glides silently to her bedside
hovering behind her turned back
she strains to roll over
and face it down, but can
neither lift nor turn
even her heavy head from
the tangled hold of her bed
what is it stands there
behind her, a neap tide of fear
gravitating toward it
like some midnight ocean
bedeviled by a full moon …
no, she’ll not have this! she wrenches herself awake
[three tanka capped by a monoku on a dream of 10-5-12. Photo “Fishing for the Moon” 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 TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.