ONE AFTER ANOTHER (photo) & [untitled] (dreamku series) by Roswila
again, a railroad flat*
and, again, a glass paneled door
at the distant end:
we've locked up for the night,
haven't we? we always do
Dad seeks attention
to gently warn of an intruder
just inside the door
its spreads it arms and legs,
to invite? or to block?
neither thought is reassuring
the only choice? to leave the dream
[two tanka and a two-liner on a dream of 6-20-13. *railroad flat: an apartment whose rooms are all in a line with doors between them. I lived in a couple in my over sixty years in New York City, and many friends did, as well. That repeated "again" at the beginning references my awareness as I was dreaming that I have dreamed many times of railroad flats. Right now I'm having an intense association to the expression "being railroaded." That's going to make for some interesting further exploration of this little dream, as something tells me I'm feeling railroaded by a certain necessity in my life. Photo "One After Another" 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.
You may also note in any further reading on dreamku you may do, that in the beginning I stressed "showing, not telling." However, that has been changing for some time now. I now tend to "show" (the dream narrative) and cap if off with a "tell" (some reaction and/or insight I've had to the dream as I was writing about it).
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.