Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, March 08, 2013

AGAINST THE NIGHT (photo) & LIKE WATER (free-verse dream poem) by Roswila


like water from my morning
shower the night’s dreams cling
lightly as they drip away

ah, there goes an empty
ink cartridge by the cross-
town curb, beads of dried
black ink lining its interior

was the fluid used up
in strings of lively words or did
it leak slowly away to leave
these scattered stains

I stop this wasted pondering and toss
the dark plastic shell in the recycle bin

[free-verse poem on a dream of 3-7-13. This is not a dreamku or any combination of these forms that I usually write in, except for the capping two-liner. I initially wrote those two lines as three, but like it better as two. This is where the question of intention comes in when defining something. I did not intend it as a two-liner in the modern haiku tradition, so is it? Not a question of great import but interesting nevertheless. Especially if applied beyond writing to other areas of life. Photo “Against the Night” 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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