Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, March 29, 2013

IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY (photo) & BIZARRO WORLD (four dream tanka) by Roswila


Jimmy’s still alive
I’m twenty-three, short, slim, sporting
a dark pixie hair cut –
he’s driving me to my job
just to spend some time with me,

all the while noting
that “Yes, you’re not married and
never have been,
but you will be and in some
ways you already are”

in what alternate
world do all these things exist?
Opposite World? or
the comic book Bizarro World
of super-heros gone bonkers?

certainly not here
in this spinning dream mind,
shaping its shadows
as if on a potter’s wheel,
a latter day Pygmalion

[four tanka on a dream of 3-29-13. Jimmy was the first of my many unrequited “loves.” He was killed when I was in my teens. I’ve not thought of him in a very long time, nor of the poem I wrote many years after his death entitled “Jimmy’s still alive” (also the first line of this dream tanka series). This dream also continues the nostalgic look at my life in Queens, NY before moving here to CA five years ago that I referenced in a couple recent posts. Photo “In A Galaxy Far, Far Away” 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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