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

Thursday, April 18, 2013

SHE HAD SO MANY CHILDREN.... (photo) & NO KIDDING (tanka dream series) by Roswila

(a novel in two chapters)

Cover Blurb

it’d be a cliché
to say their affair is whirlwind
and it's actually
more like a dust devil anyway
lasting only two hot nights

Chapter One

their first night of sex
convinces them they’re in love
even though he’ll leave
after one more evening
and they’ll never meet again

they agree that kids
would be the perfect outcome
they also agree
he’ll be the one to raise them
should their last night produce any

Chapter Two

they digitally
photograph her possible
her fallopian tubes like
succulents about to bud

she quietly slips
the photo chips into holders
and gives them to him,
sadly aware of the cruel
edge to his love making this time


you need not wake me
when you go, she murmurs
and turning her back
she thinks: fertilized or not
you’ll get no kids from me

[six tanka on a dream of 4-17-13. As I’ve noted here before, sex in dreams can be like any other dream image: frequently a metaphor. In the case of this dream the “love making” image does contain a wee bit of memory but is largely representing several other issues. Personal creativity and interpersonal relationships (non-sexual) are two of them. Photo “She Had So Many Children….” 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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