Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, April 08, 2013

[unsuccessful photo] & SOLO (non-dream tanka) by Roswila


the hummingbird nest
in fiddlehead shadows
a miniscule beak
thrusts insistently upward
mother must be foraging

[tanka written April 3, 2013. This nest and baby were (are) right outside our front gate. I tried taking photos, knowing full well they could not come out and they didn’t of course; too far away. Even if I could have gotten in closer I would not have. I did not want to traumatize either the baby or the possibly returning mother. Many thanks to Don C., a fellow resident, for showing me this sweet sight. By the way, Don said there are two babies in this nest but I only saw one. Photo: unsuccessful picture of that baby hummer in action (middle left of picture), can’t crop in any closer or sharpen any more or it loses all definition but if you click on the photo and it enlarges you can just see the baby bird's head and beak; 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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