Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, May 06, 2013

ROLLING IN (photo) & GAME'S END (dreamku series) by Roswila


the supposedly
indestructible new hotel
begins to tumble
the ocean shoreline on which
it rests assaulted by a storm

she believes she can
prevent further collapse
through her own efforts
a strange man grabs her, curbing
her rush across the soggy sands

“Don’t add your own bones
to be dug through along with
that dark carcass’s,
many are grateful this eye sore’s
time has come ‘round so early”

his words hurt, yet
does that mean they’re also true?
no matter, it’s too late
like the end to a game of pick-
up sticks it’s totally demolished

the moaning of the wind – her accepting sigh

[four tanka capped by a monoku on a dream of 5-5-13. Before I go on about this dream/ku let me stress that I do not so much interpret my dream/ku as explore them. But sometimes a dream/ku yells out for understanding. This is one of them. I initially drafted notes to share here but they are way too long and convoluted. So I’ll simply add these points: This dream/ku both offers advice and expresses anxiety about changes. What I find particularly interesting is that it’s a “new” construct (hotel) created (built) in a liminal space (land, sea and sky beneath a storm), and that the man can be seen as a positive animus figure. Photo “Rolling In” 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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