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

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

INVASION OF THE POD PEOPLE (photo) & [untitled] (dreamku) by Roswila

tumbling through the sky
with a charred underside
the moon or UFO?

[re-post of a dreamku from October 2008. The full moon (finally!) came in yesterday and I'm slowly beginning to feel somewhat more human. Not like some evil alien from another planet. And that's no joke. As anyone reading this blog knows, I suffer from what I call PMS, for Pre-Moon Syndrome. I.e., horrendous moods that start under the waxing gibbous moon phase and taper off once the full moon's here. Many months it's far worse than the more common PMS (premenstrual syndrome) which I also used to suffer from. This pre-moon phase was an horrific one. However, I went through this PMS week more consciously aware of it's influence than I ever have before. And even managed to continue to eat somewhat healthfully. Photo "Invasion of the Pod People" by Roswila; totally for the humor of it; reminds me of the cover illustrations in those old scifi pulp magazines, which I used to gobble up; certainly a better diet than is my tendency.]

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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