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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Queens, New York El Train (photo) & "old thin soled sneakers..." (old dreamku) by Roswila

old thin soled sneakers
el train vibrations reveal
its distant approach

[old dreamku from January of 2009, revised 3-28-13. I do seem to be dealing with a bit of nostalgia for New York City these days. I have plenty of other old dreamku to choose from but this is the second one in recent days I’ve picked that references NYC. My life in (almost entirely) Queens, New York was punctuated over the years by its web of El trains. I lived very near an El, and in my earliest years in NYC just short of beneath one, in many different apartments. Image: old photo of El Train area in Woodhaven, Queens, New York (photographer unknown). Woodhaven is further east than I lived for 24 years before moving here to California. But it is nearly indistinguishable from Elmhurst, Queens beneath the elevated #7 train line on Roosevelt Avenue, which was the setting of the above dream.]

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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