DON'T BURST MY BUBBLE (photo) & ON CRAYONS & QUESTIONS (dreamku series) by Roswila
ON CRAYONS & QUESTIONS
the huge hard back book
falls to the floor, landing with
a clap like thunder
I know this disguised door slam
should wake me but it doesn’t
I’m too astounded
by all the young women
in this small college
women! bah! what a joke
they sound and act like girls
with grown womanly bodies
where nurture’s gone wrong:
little girl voices pipe up
from mature women’s faces
they gambol around
concerned only with crayons
and their next cupcakes ….
what sort of education
produced this contradiction?
and am I being judgmental? do some
big transitions need a buffering bubble?
[four tanka and a two-liner of a dream of 5-3-13. Actually, this is a reassuring dream. I had a very hard day yesterday and was upset with how much I felt inside like a child having a tantrum. Photo “Don’t Burst My Bubble” by Roswila]
Also please note that a dreamku is not intended as an interpretation of a dream, or even a complete and accurate rendering of one. A dreamku 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.
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.