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Sunday, November 24, 2013

RE-CYCLING (photo art) & THE GREEN INBOARD (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


it may be a large lake but even so
it has a lot of boats to accommodate
these prized possessions in all sizes
and colors, each manned proudly
by one person, my young friend's
boat a small inboard
in a lovely deep green

as he puts it through its paces
for me, shined and almost purring,
he tells me of a huge swell
on the lake that caught his boat
and one much larger one cross-
wise as it rose swiftly and passed
even faster, cracking both boats
along their bottoms

"Repairs to both were readily
made," he reassures me, "and mine
even sings now from underneath
where it was mended, listen!"

he turns his green delight
in a tight circle, looking over
his right shoulder toward the stern
where silvery harmonics rise
in the bright morning air

[free verse poem on a dream of 11-23-13. The image of a small inboard boat has a lot of meaning to me personally, going way back to childhood. That's not to limit the dream to memory. Not at all. It's acutely present day, as well, and surprised me with it's ultimate positivity. Photo art "Re-Cycling" (9-2-09, 6438v14) by Roswila]

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO DREAMKU (& PHOTOS): The dream-based poems posted on this blog -- dreamku, tanka, two-liners, monoku, free verse, dream narratives -- 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 dream poem or narrative is not intended as an interpretation of a dream, or even a complete and accurate rendering of one. It 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 (the specific forms of dreamku, tanka, two-liners and monoku) you may do here, that in the beginning I stressed "showing, not telling." However, this has been changing for some time. I now tend to "show" (the dream story) and cap if off with a "tell" (some reaction and/or insight I've had to the dream as I was writing about it). This also pretty much applies to my free verse dream poems as well. As to what I have begun calling dream narratives, they are a different animal, probably most akin to prose poems.

For more in-depth exploration of the dreamku forms specifically and one post in which I also address my photo choices:

-- 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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