Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, March 18, 2013

"this close..." (haiga) & PATTERNS (two dreamku series) by Roswila


Dream One:

she finally finds
a job after all these years
the salary’s good
and the boss seems nice enough
but it requires multi-tasking

just the sort of work
she could never really stand
give her one level
of responsibility
to dive into and watch her shine

but she’s not a many armed goddess
and constant interruptions fry her brain

it seems these are the only jobs around today
young brains must be wired very differently

Dream Two:

her preemie baby’s also retarded
so tiny so sweet so very fragile

they finally bring
her home from the hospital
we’re all delighted
to have a chance to hold
and cuddle this precious gift

yes, the mother says,
we love her dearly and wouldn’t
change her for the world
but please petition doctors
to learn more about mitosis

about that splitting of cells at their very hearts
where the pattern gets laid for the rest of a life

[two separate dreamku series on two different dreams of 3-17-13. Image: a haiga (drawing and haiku) 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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