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

Sunday, July 07, 2013

THE WILD BLUE YONDER (photo) & FALLING ROCK ZONE (dreamku series) by Roswila


my heavens and stars!
so this is where climbing up
the carpet-road leads:
an endless expanse of tall
needle shaped boulders

my male companion
and another vague guy
can't contain their glee
each leaps off the cliff side
onto a sharp tipped boulder

shamed into jumping
I join their frightening
aerial display:
the narrow needles keep
shifting beneath our feet

first, the vague guy takes
another leap, this time off
his rough pointed perch
into the air surrounded by
streams of slowly falling rocks

then, encouraging
me to follow, my companion
takes the same huge leap
I have no choice but to jump
as the boulders start crumbling

more rocks rain slowly
around us -- I instantly
adopt a strategy:
stand on a large falling rock
and ride it all the way down

my companion, though,
wends his own way rockless,
dancing down the air --
let go of the drugs, he shouts,
you won't need a rock either

let go of the addiction to solid ground, I think,
why not! in a day of leaps, what's one more?

[seven tanka topped by a two-liner on a dream of 7-5-13. Photo "The Wild Blue Yonder" 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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