Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, February 18, 2013



her taste in music’s
even different from
everyone else’s
and so what if a painter’s work
fits no particular genre?

her parameters
to which something joyful docks
lie inside herself
the web of “shoulds” connecting
the crowd just doesn’t stick to her

and her attempts to
share joy go unnoticed, or judged
as unenlightened
but, never say die, she tries to
figure out how she might fit in

at the end of the day
she takes home her lonely joy
in one thing she’s bought:
a small wooden chest of drawers,
distressed by years of hard use

layers of paint flake revealing here and there rainbows

[four tanka with a capping monoku on a dream of 2-17-13. The title is what the dream boils down to for me. It’s one of the Jungian personality types, supposedly the least common. I’ve tested out as an introverted intuitive feeler several times over the years. I don’t take a whole lot of stock in these sorts of personality quizzes and analyses, but in some ways they do seem to hit the mark. Here’s a lengthy description of this type, which still comes in many ways, way too close for comfort: INFJ type. (That fourth aspect, Judging, is one of several possible qualities added to Jung’s work by others, at least as far as I know. I do not claim to be an expert on Jung’s work or on this additional aspect. But will say I have not found this Judging aspect a clarifying addition, which is why I do not include it in my title.) Photo “Rainbow’s End” 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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