Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WAITING FOR OPHELIA (photo) & ON FAKING IT (dreamku series) by Roswila


a trio of play
rehearsals fills the schedule:
the venerable
and serious Hamlet’s first,
then a hippie musical

the third and current
play being cast and run through in
the dance studio:
another musical,
this one about the jazz age

she’s been cast as a
torch singer and feels she’ll do fine
in the challenging role –
a young man auditions next and
asks her to read a scene with him

she approaches him
from the back of the studio
in a sexy sidle:
just trying on her character,
she thinks, to support his effort,

she may be playing heavily against type
but there are times anyone needs to fake it

[four tanka and a two-liner on a dream of 4-13-13. Photo “Waiting for Ophelia” by Roswila. And last, but first in my thoughts, my heart is with everyone effected by the Boston Marathon explosions.]

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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