Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

EMERGENT (photo) & A MONSTER LESSON (dreamku series) by Roswila


you’re transmogriphying,
she says to the sweet young man --
he’s knows but not how much

even as he fights
to stay balanced on the rope bridge
his hiking boots split
his shirt sleeves and pant legs rip:
a monster emergent

once they’re on solid
ground she approaches him,
knowing he’s as gentle
as ever she hugs him close
enjoying his increased height

her personal Frankenstein, she thinks, complete
with the same innocence no one else can see …

and with the same intense impact --
he’ll have to learn to modulate it

[three tanka and a pair of two-liners on a dream of 1-22-13. Yes, Frankenstein was not the monster but his creator. However, for decades the monster has been referred to as Frankenstein, so I’m letting it stand. This confusion of name even informs the dream at one level. More to the point I’ve always been deeply moved by the monster’s puzzled and painful innocence in the original movie. But until this dream I did not recognize how much I still identify with him. Photo “Emergent” 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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