Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, July 27, 2013

SAY WHAT!? (photo) & ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO POP (dreamku series) by Roswila


sweet pink bubblegum
completely fills her mouth
she can barely wait
to get it chewed up enough
to blow humongous pink globes

ah! one for starters
it's too small for full effect
she pops it quickly
but soon she'll be happily bursting
bubbles in other people's faces

and she won't even mind when one
or two blows up in her own

[two tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 7-26-13. This is such a fun dream actually; even that ending had a lightness to it. (Tongue -- and gum -- in cheek: maybe it's because I finally learned decades back when raising my roommate's child how to get stuck gum off something. Freeze it with ice cubes and it breaks right off.) It was also a very nostalgic dream. I loved chewing bubble gum as a child, well into my early teen years. My stepmother used to say I was going to wind up with a jaw like an elephant. As to any "meaning" inherent in this little dream? Not sure yet, except that a subsequent dream had food imagery. So "chewing things over" was certainly one theme last night. And of course, the obvious meaning of the expression to burst a bubble: to give bad news, or end a delusion or fantasy. However, that idiomatic expression seems much heavier than this dream. Hm, maybe the delusions are ones that need to go? Whose time is long since past for popping? Understandings that now carry no more weight than some bubble? And, yes, there is some anxiety here that a new undertaking I've begun will blow up in my face. That it and I are full of hot air. Oh well, only time will tell. And one last association: don't blow things all out of proportion. Tell a lie, one more thought: I'm a little p.o.'d at other people right now, aren't I? Bursting bubbles in their faces seems to say "You don't know diddly!" Photo "Say What!?" 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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