Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, January 28, 2013

IN THE TEETH OF THE WIND (photo) & [untitled] (old dreamku) by Roswila

that’s why she’s so slow!
she keeps spiraling past
her own memories

each in turn clings, adding to her burden
dangling and prickling like burrs on Velcro

[an old dreamku capped by a two-liner on a night of dreams from September of 2007, revised and expanded from just the first three lines 1-28-13. I’d always liked those first three lines but they felt incomplete so I left them for future revision. Today I first made one small change in the third line: “memories” was originally “past.” At the time I wrote it in 2007 I thought that the two different usages of “past” was clever. But I now think that clinging to that so-called cleverness is why it took me five years to finish this one. Once the word “memories” was here it became clear what more from the dreams wanted to be expressed. And, yes, I do have a vague rather sensory memory of the emotional impact of that night’s dreams, if not specific details. Photo “In the Teeth of the Wind” 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:

-- very brief comparison of dreamku and haiku: DREAMKU ARE NOT HAIKU

-- 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 short 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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