Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, January 03, 2013

THE FALL (photo) & HOW'S THIS FOR OPENERS? (dreamku series) by Roswila

(first dream of the night)

after, she can’t re-
call why she went haring off
into the night streets
she knew, though, she’d been all too
aware that it wasn’t safe

but her rage had launched
her so she literally flew
into danger’s face,
spinning in the air, a clear
target as she spewed venom

later she came to,
all her pockets emptied,
her clothes in tatters,
as she winced from the wounds
of several sorts of assaults

when she finally
stands by the rectory window
washed, bandaged and
dressed in donated clothes
she starts to pick at “why”

then it hits like that
proverbial ton of bricks:
why's not the question,
the inquiry should be about
her self-destructive flight

there must be better ways to respond than to fly
off the handle, right into the maw of danger

[five tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 1-2-12. This was the night’s first dream. I’ll post the last dream of the night tomorrow. It’s also hyperbolic, with an air image, and about danger, but from a different perspective. I actually take both dreams as warnings. In my dream vocabulary, air often represents thoughts and it is abundantly true that my thinking gives me more grief than any single “objective” event. It may be that some dangerous thinking is brewing that I’ll need to acknowledge and then let go of. At the same time, the dreams highlight (in their hyperbolic way) my always present background concern that my "Irish temper" may erupt. Photo “The Fall” 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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