Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, February 23, 2013

AS ABOVE, SO BELOW (photo) & OVERHEAD (dreamku series) by Roswila


“No, don’t,” I rush up
and try to stop him from
opening the latch –
I know what’s beyond this small
door in our home’s white ceiling

he’ll over-react
drawing attention to our
to this openness to attack
or burglary right overhead

and all that stuff stashed
in the corridors beyond
there’ll be such a fuss
just when things have grown peaceful
he had to notice this little door

in the time it takes for him to reach the latch
I’ve thought of a dozen ways to secure it

an exasperated sigh slips out of me, why try
to close the barn door—the horse has escaped

[three tanka capped by a pair of two-liners on a dream of 2-22-13. By the way, the other meaning for “overhead” – related to the expenses of running a business – could also apply here. Especially if one understands “business” as applied to someone’s personal concerns. Photo “As Above, So Below" 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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