Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

THEOBROMINE DREAM (photo) & THE GIFT HORSE (dream tanka series) by Roswila


not again! I’m caught
wearing only underwear
in a public space
I wander the supermarket
looking for a cover-up

whose rumpled bathrobes
are these? I briefly consider
trying one for size
but decide not to – who knows
who wore them and doing what

a pile of folded
clothes on a shelf looks familiar
ah! they’re some of mine
I’d forgotten that I’d forgotten
to pick them up a long time back

I sift through the stack
of house robes and patterned skirts
relief relaxes me
though I don’t like seeing
all this brown colored fabric

well, I’ve forgotten
something else it seems, my long
ago taste in color
but no matter now, I should stop
looking this gift horse in the mouth

[five tanka on a dream of 4-8-13. Brown is not a favorite color of mine and never has been, or so I thought. The actual gift of this dream only came by an association I made to the color brown and the dream’s ending hint that I should not reject it. This dream pointed me to one extremely important memory involving a chocolate brown jumper, for which I chose the material and color, and which I was making in a school sewing class. The fallout this morning from recalling that sad and complicated memory from a new perspective is already considerable. A gift horse indeed. Photo “Theobromine Dream” 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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