Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

THE SHAPE OF THE RAIN (photo) & A LOAF OF WRY (dream tanka series) by Roswila


lots of wry laughter
bubbles through his telling of
a recent memory:
he’d clowned around and been fired
from a job waiting on tables

as he talks we see
his memory like a movie:
he has to wade home
through neck deep flood waters
that reach to the horizon

then, out of nowhere,
a car splashes past him
grinding to a halt
he wrestles faster against
the flood to reach its side door

before he can put
his hand on the handle
the car splashes off –
there’s no free lift through the flood
for this erstwhile easy rider *

[four tanka on a dream of 1-8-13. * I googled to be sure I was using the expression “easy rider” correctly. I found that it’s had many different usages over the decades. It’s used here as it was in the early 1900’s, to mean freeloader. Photo “The Shape of the Rain” 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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