Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, January 21, 2013

PLUMBING THE DEPTHS (photo) & [untitled] (old dreamku) by Roswila

the next task:
raise the five gifted children
from the Well of Will

[an old dreamku, dreamed and written in July 2006. This intrigued me back then. It had a rather Celtic mythology feel to it. At that time I had three major interests: dreams, poetry and Tarot. I considered them my children, in a way. So I briefly wondered if there were two more “children” yet to be “born.” Then in 2009 (a year after moving from New York City to California) I stumbled across digital photography and was hooked, making a fourth “child.” In the last year or so I’ve begun to feel there’s yet another passionate interest waiting to come out. I’ve suspected it might actually be a return to my earliest: drawing and painting. It hasn’t happened. But if it should (when it does?) that will make five children: dreams, poetry, Tarot, photography, and drawing/painting. I’ve also puzzled over that last line and what “the Well of Will” is referencing. I have become acutely aware in the last couple of years how I can have passion for an “art,” but unless it’s accompanied by will it’s rather unproductive. I.e., if I wait for those lovely fleeting moments when passion propels me and feels almost effortless, I will get little accomplished. My hard working will has to lead the way almost all the time. To slightly paraphrase Edison: [a passionate pursuit] is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration. There’s more I could say, but this is already a rather lengthy comment for a little, very old dreamku. Photo “Plumbing the Depths” 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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