Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

AT THE GATE (photo) & ALL THINGS (dreamku series) by Roswila


“What sweet shoes,” I say,
pointing to the brilliant pink
tulips on her feet
“They don’t quite fit,” she responds
as we amble along

we discuss the best
way to return them for credit
I note but don’t say
they’re the same shade as the sky
right now under the setting sun

all things pass – all things brush us with their beauty

[two tanka and a monoku on a dream of 2-26-13. Photo “At the Gate” 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.


At 6:09 PM , Anonymous Anne Higgins said...

Thanks for writing and sharing your dream-ku ... I will have to try it! In recent weeks I have been recovering from both the flu and a followup sinus infection, so I've been sleeping in...and the extra sleep and the strong antibiotics are stirring up some really bizarre dreams. I need to be more faithful in writing them down.
Best wishes from Anne

At 11:15 AM , Blogger Roswila said...

Hope your recovery is swift. I don't know if this would work for you, but I use drafting dreamku (or a series thereof) as my dream journal. I.e., I don't keep a separate dream journal. Haven't for years. I go straight to writing the poems. The requirements of writing in these forms (dreamku, tanka, two-liners & monoku) helps me eliminate the chaff and highlight what feels essential. In any case, I hope your writing class continues to inspire you all (I visited your blog briefly today). Thanks for stopping by.


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