Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Friday, April 12, 2013

NIGHT VISION (photo) & TASTE VS. CONTEXT (dream tanka trio) by Roswila


at first it’s going
to be The Tarot of Taste:
coral sunset clouds
sit atop tall straight trees on
the “Cotton Candy Forest” card

“Waiting for Coffee”
is suggested by the next card:
the empty bistro walls,
tables, chairs, are all dark wood
and reflect pale blue moonlight

what starts to become
disturbingly clear: the context
brings much more to bear
than hunger compels one
to habitually swallow

[three tanka on a dream of 4-11-13. At one point in this dream I became vaguely lucid, excited that I might be starting to design a fifth and sixth Tarot deck. I’ve actually completely designed one deck, have two others in progress, and an idea for a fourth. See links below the signature to this post; though I hasten to add that the two decks in progress are going very slowly. But back to the dream: it does hold two interesting ideas for deck themes. In the first, the taste of a particular food or libation could be a card’s focus. What does this taste evoke or does one imagine it might? In the second, which would be more subtle and quite a challenge to illustrate, the dream suggests empty rooms. And the focus for each card would be the question: what is the context suggested by this scene? That context we often miss or ignore, reacting out of habit. And that last sentence is to me the heart of this dream. Photo “Night Vision” 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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