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

Thursday, July 25, 2013

WHICH WAY OUT (photo) & MYSTERY (dreamku series) by Roswila


they quickly hire me
as the newest worker
in their sleuthing group,
this mother and son with one
other shadowy male figure

though not a requirement for the job
they expect me to eat holistically

the mother wishes
to reject me even if I do
adhere to holism --
the son claims I'll come around
soon to their way of eating,

hearing nothing of what I say, even when
I ask for green tea instead of ghastly herbal

her "I told you so!"
doesn't phase her know-it-all
deeply stubborn son
"Just give her time," he says
as if who I am doesn't matter

one rejects what's different out of hand
the other insists he knows how to change it

and even worse, my wasted analysis -- I was hired
to work with mystery, not to be worked over

[mix of tanka and two-liners on a dream of 7-24-13. I've mentioned this here before, but it may bear repeating especially after this sort of dreamku. One approach in dream work is to relate to everything in a dream as some aspect of one's self (even that shadowy male figure, or the green tea, e.g.). I mention this because it would be very easy for me to cling to understanding this dream as being about waking life interpersonal relationships. There is that within this dream, but the greater importance is in what it says to me about how I relate to myself. Photo "Which Way Out" 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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