Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Friday, May 03, 2013

EYE OF THE CRITIC (photo) & CALLED ON THE CARPET (dreamku series) by Roswila


we all bed down in
a large carpeted lobby
the lights lower, unlike
our intense worries about finding
out why we were each called here

a young man close by
exposes his worry over
being enumerate
well, he’s charming, and no one
seems to care he can’t do the math

what may not be wise
is my being in bed, so to speak,
with this dark-haired gal
the carpet scratches me as I
put distance between us

news crackles right through
this reluctant gathering:
the big boss is here!
everyone rushes to find
the lecture hall where he’s to talk

but I hang back and look for signs of a ladies’ room
I don’t want a lecture – I know what I need to do

[four tanka topped by a two-liner on a dream of 5-2-13. Photo “Eye of the Critic” 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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