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Sunday, July 28, 2013

THE HUNGERING (photo) & TASTY FEEDBACK (dreamku series) by Roswila


what a delicious
surprise! she hasn't eaten
this in many years:
ground beef seasoned and broiled
with cottage cheese on the side

they used to call it the dieter's plate but
even then she ate it as much for the flavor

and she's delighted now for this dream feedback:
a taste for dieting's kicked in when most needed

[a tanka with two two-liners on a dream of 7-26-13. This makes an interesting contrast (at least for me :-D) to an earlier dream of the same night. I posted that one -- "All the News That's Fit to Pop" -- here yesterday. A note on taste and the related smell in dreams. From what I've read they tend to be rare in dreams. That is, when the dream is so real we feel we've actually tasted or smelled; as opposed to just having known what the taste or smell was. I've only tasted realistically once in a dream, decades back, and smelled maybe a half dozen times that I recall. Any other time I've noted taste or smell in a dream I simply knew what it smelled or tasted like. In this dream, I knew what the taste of those two food was, i.e. I did not dream-taste them. This is frequently true with color in dreams for me as well. I'll often not see the color in the dream, but just know what it is. And this "just knowing" is not even remarkable in the process of dreaming. I.e., nothing seems to be missing during the dream experience. It only becomes notable on recall. Photo "The Hungering" 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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