Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

EJECTA (photo) & ISLAND LIVING (dreamku series) by Roswila


so, after hiking
to find the black cable’s source,
this is where it starts:
no peak on which to plant a flag
but a small depression

the cable snakes out
from its center: a very
small volcano’s mouth,
lava cooled all around and
beginning to build an island

new land over which
the sea now roams at high tide –
would yanking on the
cable be like pulling
on a bathtub plug?

its much more likely
it would simply stir up this
resting volcano
and the pyrotechnics of
land building would start again

and who needs another lonely island
from which to yearn for Bali Hai

[four tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 4-16-13. Bali Hai lyrics. Although not directly referenced in the dream, this song perfectly expresses the dream’s feeling tone at the end. It’s a lot to explain here, but briefly put this is not a negative dream. Yes, it’s clearly expressing anxiety, but it also notes new ground on which to stand. And I find this interesting in light of my tendency to water/flood dreams. Photo “Ejecta” 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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