Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

Dreamku/Tanka/Monoku with Digital Photos/Art; Other Poetry; more...

~ * "Wisdom begins in wonder." Socrates ~ *

SEE ALSO: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL (with The Found Tarot) and ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT (deck-in-progress) and TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (Roswila's photos, from realism to abstract)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

EYE OF THE PHOENIX (photo) & IT'S ALL IN HOW YOU LOOK AT IT (dreamku series) by Roswila


IT’S ALL IN HOW YOU LOOK AT IT

the smiling new friend
tells me animatedly how
she really likes me
but I respond that her left eye
says something very different

furrows appear in
her young brow as she puzzles
over what I’ve said
she hooks a strand of dark hair
behind her bejeweled left ear

“But I do like you”
she softly asserts as now
I turn to puzzling:
maybe it’s the way I read
everyone’s left eyes, I say,

shadow trickery
or an ancient memory
clouding the cornea


[three tanka and a dreamku on a dream of 2-12-13. Photo “Eye of the Phoenix” by Roswila. I've actually slightly edited this photo, intensifying the colors a wee bit and coloring out some dots I didn't like. But blogger has again made some sort of upgrade that's seems to be leaving me in the dust: I can't get the coding for a new picture. Blogger will say it's been loaded, but no coding appears. So I had to copy the coding I already have for the older version from a posting to my photo blog back in the fall of 2011. Well, this glitch may very well force me to set up my new computer.]

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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