Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, May 17, 2013

AT THE FAIRE (photo) & A STORY FROM THE MIDDLE AGES (dream tanka series) by Roswila


a bomb’s been planted
in the medieval fairground
then again maybe
it’s just a threat and fear
is the outcome sought

this large gathering
of artisans and trade folk
closes down quickly –
one young couple’s dismantled
their display to wait out the threat:

she packs up her wares
anxiously watching for the return
of her caring mate,
who’s bringing his cousin from
the far country to stay here

a poor time she thinks
for his cousin to make such a
major transition:
to move from the Hot Study,
the time of wandering

into Cool Study,
the time of moving up or down
in only one place
and that place here with a bomb
threat shadowing their backs

but the night air’s sweet
like her husband’s kisses
and her packing’s done –
leave the unknown to hover
what way it will – it’s always there

[six tanka on a dream of 5-16-13. Photo “At the Faire” 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 relate to 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.

Also please note that a dreamku is not intended as an interpretation of a dream, or even a complete and accurate rendering of one. A dreamku is my attempt to get down dream imagery/action that grabs me and, as I write about it, elicits my conscious written association and response. Nor do I believe that one has to remember dreams in order for them to do their work. In my understanding, we are much more than our conscious selves.

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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