Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, January 19, 2013

DELTA DREAM (photo) & THE TASTE OF FREEDOM (dream tanka series) by Roswila


the still handsome but
aging celebrity
starts chatting her up
he judges her a beauty
and others quickly agree

but the bloom is off
the rose when he sees the ruins
of her legs and ankles
how ever could she let them
get that way, he condescends

and she, well she has
had enough of this – she gets up
in his haughty face:
every twisting vein, winding
like an old river, is a badge …

a medal of honor,
a tribute to the endless
battle to survive,
she proclaims, a scar she wears
without regret or shame

spinning above their
gape-mouthed heads she dances
nakedly in the air
the taste of freedom sweeter
than she’d ever have imagined

[five tanka on a dream of 1-16-13. Photo “Delta Dream” 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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