Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, February 04, 2013

MAKING A SPLASH (photo) & LIFE AT THE RIM (dreamku series) by Roswila


the star-faring ship
crashes in the dark water
just after take off –
we scramble for the hatches
and escape the sinking ship

the only life raft,
though huge, can’t hold everyone
jam packed it slowly
floats into a tunnel as
someone says “Where’s Patricia?”

from my dog-paddling
place in the water at the
back I say loudly
“I think I can keep up
if you can’t fit me aboard”

the raft’s rim is cold and slippery but I welcome
holding on now and then to rest my arms and legs

[three tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 2-4-13. Water, again, and what a weird way to be “in the swim of things.” Actually, it’s a rather fitting metaphor for my emotional experience during much of my life. Photo “Making A Splash” 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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