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Sunday, January 19, 2014

WINDING DOWN (photo art) & WE'VE GOT THE SONGS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


as she repacks the Beatles LP album
she notes a strange production company
listed on its stained slip jacket
not Apple or Abbey Road or any
of the other familiar monikers

this simply won't do, she must get clear
on how and where these songs
were produced! and so she writes
to the fading address
on the mysterious slip jacket

when Paul and John arrive for dinner
she tells them of her determined quest
hoping they have the answers
after all they were there

but neither of her Beatles friends
seems at all surprised, nor even
the least bit concerned

the news even seems to effect
them more like a warm glass
of milk: snore!

sigh, nothing new there,
she's usually found accuracy
and clarity of history -- even
by those involved --
not to be cared that much about

well, then again, maybe it's true
that sometimes spilt milk's
not all that missed nor does it
leave a stain worthy of all this fuss

and as Paul just mumbled
through a sweet sleepy smile
"No matter, luv, we've got the songs"

[free verse poem on a dream of 1-17-14. John Lennon and Paul McCartney, of course, but in their youth. I have a card deck that has a Beatles album cover on each one, that I often play solitaire with in the evenings to wind down. So that's an obvious source of the Beatles in this dream. More importantly, their music is like the single most memorable "soundtrack" of my entire life. There's a lot to this dream (precipitated by my brother's recent death) but I'll leave it at this. Photo art "Winding Down" (5-9-12 11935v3) by Roswila]


But first, a request: please let me know of any typos or other sorts of blunders in my posts. As my eyes age I'm finding more mistakes are creeping into what I put up here no matter how many times I proof it all. Thanks for any help!

The dream-based poems posted on this blog -- dreamku, tanka, two-liners, monoku, free verse, dream narratives -- 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 relate to 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. (This all applies to any of the non-dream poems posted here, too.)

Also please note that a dream poem or narrative is not intended as an interpretation of a dream, or even a complete and accurate rendering of one. It 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 (the specific forms of dreamku, tanka, two-liners and monoku) you may do here, that in the beginning I stressed "showing, not telling." However, this has been changing for some time. I now tend to "show" (the dream story) and cap if off with a "tell" (some reaction and/or insight I've had to the dream as I was writing about it). This also pretty much applies to my free verse dream poems as well. As to what I have begun calling dream narratives, they are a different animal, probably most akin to prose poems.

For more in-depth exploration of the dreamku forms specifically and one post in which I also address my photo choices:

-- 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....".

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‘til next time, keep dreaming,

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.


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