Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, December 02, 2013

TWILIGHT TIME (photo) & TICKET TO RIDE (dream tanka & two-liner) by Roswila


she walks at roadside
under the semi urban
twilight, a bus ticket
in her pocket but she waves
them all to pass her by

she's sure she'll know the right bus when it comes,
maybe also learning just where she's headed

[tanka capped by two-liner of a dream of 12-1-13. I did quickly associate this dream to the old Beatle's song Ticket To Ride. I truly have no idea why I was on the road or where I was going, only that I was quite determined and it was very necessary. However, it was a pleasant walk even with all the unsurety. It was a vaguely familiar area of Queens, New York not terribly far from where I lived before I moved here to CA in 2008. Lots of different roads/highways intersect there. It's a sort of hub area that I would pass through on a bus. BTW, I do sometimes use "she" instead of "I" when writing about a dream experience. As I've talked about here before where "I" reside, so to speak, in a dream varies not only from dream to dream but within a dream. And this dream was additionally both an inner "I" experience and a viewing of the scene as if it were a movie. Ultimately, I think the "she" perspective works best here in getting across at least a bit of the dream atmosphere. (LOL! What a lot of fussing over a small dream/poem.) Photo "Twilight Time" (7-28-12, 12093ev3) 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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