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

Monday, August 12, 2013

SIMPATICO (photo) & IN THE HOSPITAL COMPLEX (dreamku series) by Roswila


no, no, this won't do!
they won't let her have her babe
the one they sweetly
deny she even gave birth to
in this huge hospital complex

she sneaks out of her
room to reclaim her baby
from where they've stashed her
she'll wander these sterile halls,
a limping haunt, if need be

before going one
step further, there's her infant
smiling right at her
on the floor next to the wall
clearly waiting for mama

joy leaps between them
but just as she touches her babe
a nurse snatches her
and takes her quickly away
down the white corridor

it might as well be down some rabbit hole,
she thinks, that miracle won't happen twice

lying later in her
hospital bed she hears tiny
noises outside her door
what now, she grumbles, and gets
up to see what's happening

and there's her baby!
lying on the shiny lintel
her brilliant dark eyes
wide open and locking
right onto her blue ones

she quickly embraces
her little girl, awe rising
along with bright joy
there's no taking her away
from me this time, she mutters

not this miracle child whose found her way
back to me twice -- our bond can't be broken

[tanka series with two two-liners on a dream of 8-12-13. Photo "Simpatico" 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT; and TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.


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