Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

SEE ALSO: TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract)

Sunday, April 06, 2014

INTO THE LIGHT (photo) & "only enough..." (non-dream haiku) by Roswila

only enough for spring's
outpouring of blossoms
time of drought

[non-dream haiku, written 4-6-14. I wrote this in response to two haiku posted to a haiku writing group online. (The group is not open anymore or I'd post a link to it here.) The subject of rain, and of discovering "the poetic even in the most mundane" inspired the first haiku, then another person posted a second one, and I added this one above. This is often what happens in this sort of writing group, it's called a "string" and can go on at length and be rather an intriguing and creative process. Especially as any responding haiku need not stick strictly to the "subject" but have an indirect way of connecting/responding to the previous 'ku (that process is called "linking"). The drought here in California was more on my mind than usual this morning as I had to use quite a bit of water this morning to clean up a mess. Can't believe how guilty that made me feel! Which echoed how I was feeling yesterday, happily snapping pix of all the gorgeous spring flowers in yet another sunny day. BTW, we did have a huge rainstorm in the beginning of March which is what has helped things blossom so far. But of course it barely made a dent in the overall drought. Photo "Into the Light" (4-2-14 032v3) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers, as the above is), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

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until next time, keep dreaming,

[aka: Patricia Kelly]

**** 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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