MARE'S NEST (photo) & THE COLLAGE (dreamku series) by Roswila
these are the givens:
pictures, some whole, some partial,
from her life’s story,
littering the floor like fall leaves
after a frosty wild wind
she sits among them
a child-like absorption
lighting her old face –
she’s been given permission
to select what she will
as she sorts, selects,
rejects, and sorts some more
she hums to herself
she’s been told there may be bits
of love buried in these leavings
may her eye be true and her
touch light enough for the work
[three tanka and a capping two-liner on a dream of 3-9-13. Photo “Mare’s Nest” 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.