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

Sunday, May 26, 2013

SNOW FLURRY (photo) & SOME UNSOLICITED ADVICE (a mix of dream tanka & two-liners) by Roswila


look out the window!
do you really want to travel and
in such bad weather?
come on now, you know you don't
and this snowstorm's the way out

drifts are already
rippling along the dark streets
yes, you'll bear a blast
of his typical blame as frigid
as this storm for cancelling

but, truth be told,
he's no more at ease with
knowing what he knows
than you are: the world's always
storm-filled for folk like you

wild winds others can't hear shake you both,
making your footing tentative and insecure

so take care of yourself and remember:
magnet ends with the same polarity repel

[three tanka and two two-liners on a dream of 5-25-13. I did not hear a voice giving me advice in this dream, but it's underlying feeling was very much of "being told." Nicely, but being told nevertheless. That's why as soon as I put pencil to notepad (at a blurry 3:30 in the a.m.) I automatically cast this in an advisory voice. Photo "Snow Flurry" 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.

You may also note in any further reading on dreamku you may do, that in the beginning I stressed "showing, not telling." However, that has been changing for some time now. I now tend to "show" (the dream narrative) and cap if off with a "tell" (some reaction and/or insight I've had to the dream as I was writing about it).

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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