Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, January 20, 2013



the toddler wanders
through an adult-filled room
his neck aches

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a collage named
“Ciudad de mis Madres”
a woman’s long legs

[two dreamku dreamed and written on separate dreams from the same night in April of 2010. Not much dream recall from last night. Just a vague fragment about a dark haired toddler boy being taught how to behave and/or to do certain things. And that put me in mind of the first dreamku above. As to that collage named in the second dreamku, I’ve had an idea for a collage ever since I had the dream. At one time I even started collecting magazine pictures for it. It was to be round and filled with (and may yet be) tall darkish things, like city buildings and trees. They were all to be angled toward central pictures of women’s long legs. And that goes back to the first dreamku. His neck aches from constantly looking up at the so much taller adults. As to the collage title, that’s exactly as I dreamed it. When I’ve googled, it translates as “my mother city.” It also queried if I meant “ciudad de las madres,” and, no, I don’t. Neither is that google translation what the dream feeling was: city of my mothers. So I’ll let it stand even if the Spanish is questionable. It was what I dreamed. Photo “All Roads Lead Home” 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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