Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, March 10, 2013

POINTS OF VIEW (photo) & THE CONTEST (dreamku series) by Roswila


three distinct versions
of the submitted photo
hang on a dark board
each lives and grows along
its own unique lines

one atop the other
they each unfurl past the right edge
colors don’t matter
it’s the shapes as they swirl
that garner attention and votes

the winner’s announced
it’s a three-way dead heat
the Best of the Future
goes to the bottom picture
(that keeps fading in and out)

the Best of the Past
goes to the one on the top
(not a lot clearer
but its changes anticipate
what the viewer feels)

Best of the Present
goes to the one in between
(like a pointillist
painting, dots of deceptive
permanence highlight its flux)

blue ribbons don’t stick to these fluid three
just as well, the spoken word is more their style

[five tanka and a capping two-liner on a dream of 3-9-13. Photo “Points of View” 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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