Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

NO GOING BACK (photo) & HAUNTS (dreamku series) by Roswila


both of her dearest friends
(one deceased as she notes even
through the poor lighting)
still live with her rent free
and for how long now?

and that double door
her parents promised to construct
to close off their rooms?
still no further along than
some holes drilled in the floor

she can’t believe this!
after all this time and she still
isn’t getting what’s hers

and what apartment
is this, anyway, she mumbles,
turning in circles
checking out its various
cubicles and odd angles

oh my, she hisses on
a quick intake of breath –
she’s lived elsewhere
alone for many years now! but
her relief is painfully short lived

nothing’s really changed at all
the haunts still haven’t moved out

[several tanka with one dreamku, capped by a two-liner on a dream of 4-25-13. I recall that this two month old dream was vaguely lucid (i.e. knowing one is dreaming while one is dreaming) when I realized one friend was deceased, and that I've "lived elsewhere...for years now" and that "nothing's really changed." Photo "No Going Back" 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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