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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

CUDDLING (photo) & TELL ME LIES, TELL ME LIES (mixed style dream poem) by Roswila


Dream One

I look around annoyed,
my roommate said she'd readied our
bathroom for company
but these piles of dirty towels
and garbage will fill huge bags

Dream Two

I'm growing fond myself
of this very popular actor
but now, as if sugar
wouldn't melt in his mouth, he says
"Why am I losing weight?"

yeah, well, no "why" about it
he's clearly piling on the pounds

Dream Three

as long as we're alone
you're quite content to cuddle
but let your best friend
step into the picture and you
don't know me anymore

are you trying to deceive your pal or me?
I guess it doesn't matter, a lie's a lie

Morning Song

"Tell me lies, tell me lies,
tell me sweet little lies..."
the song comes with me into waking
and though Mama didn't raise no fool
this surprising sentiment
softens the night's deceptions

[a mix of tanka, two-liners, and free verse on dreams of 9-1-14. The title references the lyrics of the Fleetwood Mac song, "Little Lies," which I woke up singing. Photo "Cuddling" (7-28-09 4338e) 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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