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