Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, March 02, 2013

MOON SPINNER (photo) & an untitled dream monoku (by Roswila)

spinning all this new wool same old yarn

[an at least six year old dreamku revised today into a monoku. Originally this dreamku had a third contrasting element about “starvation wages.” I recall consciously adding that third element to fill out the dreamku. I.e., the source dream did not contain anything about wages or even really imply it. But the dreamku was too small without another line. I don’t know why I didn’t consider a monoku at the time. Especially as the contrasting elements were there between the wool and the punning word “yarn” so a monoku was implicit. I added the word “new” today to make that contrast more apparent, though I wonder if I could trust the reader to get it without it. In any case, as a monoku it more fully calls up the feeling of that very old dream for me than it ever did as a three-liner. And that feeling of "nothing new under the sun" (or moon, for that matter) has been haunting me more than usual recently. Photo “Moon Spinner” 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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