Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

IN THE CENTER RING (photo) & A LAUGHING MINIATURE (dream tanka series) by Roswila


that long ago friend-
cum-roommate-cum enemy
hangs around,
literally! she’s swinging
on the middle binder ring

all three rings are open
awaiting peter pan patches
for torn hole punches
in the record pages that
crowd the old binder

I’m just too lazy
to take the pages out and
paste the patches on
so I’ve been slipping peter
pans over the open rings,

down to the ripped holes –
while she swings like a Cirque du
Soleil performer,
a laughing miniature,
and deftly avoids getting pasted

[four tanka on a dream of 2-4-13. I don't know how many other folk have actually done just this out of laziness, rather than removing a page to put on the reinforcing patches. (I have, in years long past.) But I doubt any who have, also had a "frenemy" swinging merrily from one of the binder rings! I just googled to see if the brand Peter Pan Patches is still around. Couldn't find any reference at all. Hope my memory isn't steering me totally astray on that brand name. But even if it is, it still has meaning to me as it was the brand name in the dream. Photo “In the Center Ring” 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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