HIGH TIDE (photo) & THE MASQUERADE (dreamku series) by Roswila
seeking just a taste
of romance on the high seas
we board the old ship
the archipelago we sail by
resembling ancient Japan
“Aarh, Matey!” resounds
through the salty air on this
three-masted pirate brig,
we’re in a re-enactment
and enjoying the masquerade
below decks I watch
a film about the turtles
of this island group
they’re no longer endangered
and fill the beaches, a slow tide
as each turtle lumbers
across the sand it exclaims:
“Aarh!” then “Aarh!” again:
could this be the origin
of the pirate expression?
I rush to tell my mates of this clever thought,
my baggy costume flapping in the high wind
[four tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 2-15-13. I’m now going to have a private case of the giggles each time I find myself with the urge to say “Aarh!” out loud. As I all too often find myself wanting to do, lumbering along with my cane and arthritic joints. Photo “High Tide” by Roswila]
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....".
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.