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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

THE NEIGHBOR (photo) & HOME ON THE RANGE (dreamku series) by Roswila


that old enemy,
of all people, knows every
word to the song
she doesn't hesitate a bit
but sings it loud and strong

I'd not care at all
but I used to know this golden
oldie's words quite well
and to top it off she's
seeking to raze our fences

and that I'd really
rather forget about completely
yeah, maybe it's not
for show, maybe she's sincere
but it really doesn't matter

not when my spidey sense* says "Watch out, nothing's changed"
some fences, like some feelings, serve good purposes

[three tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 6-4-13. "spidey sense" = a sixth sense, like Spiderman has. The above dream/ku is from the first dream I recalled from last night. I drafted it in the wee hours, then went back to sleep. I'll be posting the dreamku resulting from the last dream I had last night tomorrow. I'm already seeing an interesting contrast between the similar situations of the two dreams, that I'll comment on after tomorrow's 'ku. A sort of energetic and helpful line of connection. Also, this dream and the other are not so much about particular people or even places, as about what to forget about (give up, let go) and what to keep (in some cases reclaim). By the way, I did not hear that old song "Home on the Range" in the dream above. But it popped up in my mind as I wrote the line "seeking to raze our fences" so I let it settle in as the title. Photo "The Neighbor" 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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