Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, February 17, 2013

A DIFFERENT SLANT (photo) & ON WARMTH & CHAFF (dream tanka series) by Roswila


Ah, the old lady
says to me, you like that tall
handsome one, don’t you?
go for it honey, she adds,
don’t let your weight stop you

in one second’s beat
I feel annoyed at these
assumptions about
what I feel and what it’s like
to be more than Rubenesque

but as close to that
as a lightning flash climbing
the sky I can sense
her sincere desire to help,
and also to be quick about it

I let her genuine
attempt at help warm me,
but release the hit
and run opinions quickly
like so much chaff in the wind

[four tanka on a dream of 2-16-13. I’ve been struggling to stay aware of the sort of distinction being made in that last tanka for a long time. Its point last night about an inner separating process is more than usually timely and well-taken. I do hope to get to the place in which it happens as quickly – almost automatically – as it did in the dream. Photo “A Different Slant” 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:

-- very brief comparison of dreamku and haiku: DREAMKU ARE NOT HAIKU

-- 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 short 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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