Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, May 04, 2013

DON'T BURST MY BUBBLE (photo) & ON CRAYONS & QUESTIONS (dreamku series) by Roswila


the huge hard back book
falls to the floor, landing with
a clap like thunder
I know this disguised door slam
should wake me but it doesn’t

I’m too astounded
by all the young women
in this small college
women! bah! what a joke
they sound and act like girls

nature’s succeeded
with grown womanly bodies
where nurture’s gone wrong:
little girl voices pipe up
from mature women’s faces

they gambol around
concerned only with crayons
and their next cupcakes ….
what sort of education
produced this contradiction?

and am I being judgmental? do some
big transitions need a buffering bubble?

[four tanka and a two-liner of a dream of 5-3-13. Actually, this is a reassuring dream. I had a very hard day yesterday and was upset with how much I felt inside like a child having a tantrum. Photo “Don’t Burst My Bubble” 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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