WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND (photo) & IT (dreamku series) by Roswila
the truth slowly dawns
on my woman friend and me
that it’s been stolen –
we search my childhood haunts
thoroughly trying to find it
all we can locate
is the exact spot from which
it had been taken –
the brick walls and scruffy bushes
of the courtyard haven’t changed,
nor has the emptiness I feel and wrestle down
to the ground as always, a champ at denying
a whoop from my friend
interrupts my struggle –
she’s found the online
live cam library for just
this place, going all the way back
but our hopes are dashed –
no matter how we enter
our account number
so we can view the tapes
the last three digits are wrong
it’s sour grapes to say but we’d not know it anyway
we only grasp its theft by the hollowness it’s left
[a mix of tanka and two-liners on a dream of 3-29-13. This dreamku series continues the recent theme of my life back in New York City. It’s set in Forest Hills, Queens, by the Grand Central Parkway, where we lived when I was about age 8 to about age 12. Photo “Windmills of Your Mind” 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 understand or interpret 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.
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.