FELINE DREAM (photo) & FUR BALLS (dreamku series) by Roswila
cats! cats! then kittens!
slip from my ajar front door --
I easily shoo them
back in as the unknown
hallway makes them jittery
except for one, nay,
two cats who slink off quickly
down the corridor
dang! I'll have to actually
chase after those two fur balls,
make an extended effort to scoop them up
and bring them safely home where they belong
[two tanka capped by a two-liner on a dream of 8-9-13. My immediate association on recalling this dream was to the expression "Don't have kittens!" -- as said in reaction to someone who's about to or might get angry. I could go on and on, though, as there's a lot in this little dream. The upshot? This is a dream affirming what I've been trying to do with the scampering herd of cats I have right now and only partially succeeding. (Those two "loose canon" cats are particularly hard to wrangle and bring home.) Photo "Feline Dream" 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT; and TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.