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

Friday, February 01, 2013

Ganesh graphic (by Vivienne Flesher) & [untitled] (old dreamku) by Roswila

a Ganesh statue
wobbles on the dusty shelf
I reach up quickly

[old dreamku dreamed/written in October 2007. As you may note from the sidebar (see my prayer) Ganesh is my favorite Deity. Actually, it would be more accurate to say I relate to Him as “first among equals.” This dreamku has always given me pause when I’ve stumbled across it. On reading it today I think that wobbling statue was trying to get my attention. That is, I’d been forgetting about, maybe even turning my back on the precious possibilities that Ganesh represents. (E.g., He’s most frequently praised and invoked as “Remover of Obstacles.”) It’s not surprising I felt the urge to post this dreamku today given the state of my inner life recently. It’s been more than a little wobbly and messy. Graphic by Vivienne Flesher – I’ve always loved this Ganesh in space]

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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