Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

THE RESCUE (photo) & SOMETHING NIBBLES (dreamku series) by Roswila


something nibbles and
scratches at my butt as I
sit on the toilet
what!! two baby dachshunds dark
against the white porcelain

I lift them right out
wondering how they got there
a third one, so pale
as to be translucent,
curls right around my wrist

then they’re no longer
in this changing dream picture
maybe they were birthed
by that pregnant dream dachshund
of so many decades ago

the dream goes on its obscure way
dropping no further attention grabbers

[three tanka topped by a two-liner on a dream of 4-1-13. I did think of that "pregnant dream dachshund" during the dream, and did actually have such a dream back in my late teens. Well, I've heard it said that the senior years are like a second adolescence in some ways. And for me this has proven, unfortunately, to be true. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Photo “The Rescue” 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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