Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

LEAPING LIZARDS! (photo) & WHAT IS THE QUESTION (dreamku series) by Roswila


a clown’s tight grimace
flashes for an instant like
a lightning bolt,
or the last frame of an old
colorized movie reel as it snaps

what generated
this disappearing rictus
tremendous pain or
anger beyond imagining
and what does it matter

a menu appears
in the air where the clown’s
face briefly floated,
calligraphed carefully with
a wide range of exotic foods

the question remains: what to buy,
if anything, of all this projecting

[three tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 1-7-13. I hasten to add that I include my own projections (when I manage to out them) in that capping two-liner. Photo “Leaping Lizards!” 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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