Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, April 26, 2013

DARK RIDERS (photo) & A FLASH OF WILDNESS (four dream tanka) by Roswila


in times long ago
their horses would have trampled
howling wolves as
the riders hunted in a wild
tumult down the midnight beach

but now no danger
rises with the tossing tide
what’s that expression?
oh, yes, that’s what it is:
all form and no substance

yet something must be
fed by these hollow riders,
these shadow fakers
riding along the pale sands
like the Wild Hunts of yore

maybe it’s the moon’s
cold glare that raises hairs on the
back of one’s neck and
lends mounts, dogs, and posturing
riders a flash of wildness

[four tanka on a dream of 4-25-13. Photo “Dark Riders” 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.


At 11:44 PM , Blogger Shannon Baker said...

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At 1:38 PM , Blogger Roswila said...

Thanks, Shannon. I checked out your writing journal blog. If I still lived back east I might attend that New Jersey conference. But I will certainly check out some of those journals listed and read more into your other posts.


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