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

Sunday, March 17, 2013

NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY (photo) & ALL IN HOW YOU LOOK AT IT (two dreamku series) by Roswila


Dream One:

left out for easy
access her paperwork pile
gets stolen away
and there’s only her word
to prove she even stashed it there

then there’s the gossip
about the furniture stolen
from these apartments
and that’s why they’re no longer
rented out as furnished

we wait for more proof
that what we all know happens
actually happens
while in the meantime
we’re being stolen blind

Dream Two:

we ride around and
around the full parking lot –
beneath the sun’s glare
dead leaves scuttle and gather
while we bemoan better days

a sudden yell and
we look toward the entrance –
a friend chases off
a mugger armed with a switch blade
with her own bare fisted ire

we begin circling
the lot again: how different
it all appears now
wind and sun drape marvelous
suggestive shadows here then there

and the scuttling leaves
fly then land like woodland fairies
moved by simple joy –
how did it all change so fast?
it’s all in how you look at it

[two dreamku series on two separate dreams of 3-16-13. Photo “Nothing Gold Can Stay” 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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