Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

JUST HANGIN' ON (photo) & EXEUNT (dreamku series); plus a New Year's haiku, by Roswila


why do they make such
difficult exit ways
for building basements
this one’s a ramp at least two-
stories high, instead of stairs

not so bad, you say?
well, look at this exit’s angle
how can one walk it
especially when its made
of such mushy material

see, I have to crawl
up clinging precariously
to the springy surface
and what about this gap
with nothing at all to grasp

its darkness threatens
to fold back and engulf me,
to roll me right up
and take me down like a
bone dry tsunami

I brought nothing in and I take nothing out
why do they make it so blamed hard to leave

[four tanka on a dream of 12-31-12. Believe it or not, this is not a negative dream. I also got a chuckle out of my thought that it might be -- at least in small part -- a memory of being born. Photo “Just Hangin’ On” by Roswila. One more thing, there's a tradition historically among haiku afficianado's of writing one at New Year's. Here's mine:

aaah! my soft warm bed
even though these old bones sleep
the New Year will come

Happy New Year!]

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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