Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, February 11, 2013

WILLOW WEEP FOR ME (photo) & TERMINATED (old dreamku series) by Roswila


two of the sisters
in a welter of sisters
are expecting
I know only one of these two
dark haired Brooklyn babes,

and only slightly
at that, but feel moved to give
her a shower gift
I’ve crafted it mostly myself
and it’s not a major deal

she walks hesitantly
into the room where just I
sit at a table
her hair an envious fall
a soft blanketing

she shuffles through gifts
for mine, handing it back to me
with a gentle smile

her heavy Brooklyn
accent makes her cautious speech
miscarriage? unwanted gift?
no sorrow, so it must be the latter

I mask my own sadness
yet another attempt on my part
to connect, terminated

[dreamku series on a dream of 6-29-12. An old dream/ku, but it’s all too relevant now. I’ve noted this about the occasional other old dream/ku – I’m tempted to see it as having been clairvoyant. However, it’s far more likely that based on past experience I was just very aware at the time about how things could very well play out. Photo “Willow Weep For Me” 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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