Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, February 22, 2013

MOTLEY MUSTER (photo) & THE COLLECTOR (dreamku series) by Roswila


she’s been collecting
all the stuff I throw out like
a squirrel does nuts
her small unlit room stacked with
sundries and racks of clothing

all unwanted and
only vaguely familiar
except a flower
print blouse: should I retrieve it
from this crowded oblivion

I leave it hanging
and reach to explore a pile
of old bed linens
ooops! she’s beneath them asleep
and my touch wakes her right up

I’m uninvited
and she’s home way too early
neither’s a wrong move
but her puzzled look says
what we’re each thinking:

yes, I recognize
you – but just what do you think
you’re doing here now

[four tanka with a capping dreamku on a dream of 2-20-13. Photo “Motley Muster” 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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