Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

RUMORS OF SPRING (photo) & AT WHAT PRICE (dreamku series) by Roswila


how can I ever
help her with her resume
a third friend dumped all
my suggestions in the trash
without even reading them

invited and rejected in one fell swoop
all too typical of these two relationships

I decide for once
to hang in, simply to go
along for the ride
but even this new tactic
of mine is doomed to failure

as the car the three
of us sit in turns a corner
one drops a code word
it lands so hard on my ears
I can’t help but grit my teeth

they’re at it again,
trying to make me over
in their own image

my butt cannot find
a safe purchase on the car’s
slanted bucket seat
clearly not the place for me
I get out before the highway

I’d have loved to watch the tides of spring flowers
rolling by the roadway, but at what price beauty?

[a mix of tanka, dreamku, and two-liners on a dream of 3-12-13. Photo “Rumors of Spring” 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....".

* * * *
‘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.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home