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Monday, September 15, 2014

THERE'S ALWAYS A TWIST (photomorph) & GIVING THE LOST A VOICE (tanka trio in reaction to dreams & song) by Roswila


it's sabotage, I say,
nothing more than sabotage
don't try to tell me
hope ever offers anything
ultimately but pain

no "dreams come true"
nonsense, "no hang in there,
honey, things will change"
yeah, right, since it's constant change
that's actually the problem

get it, sweetie,
and get it now: it's all a game
with no end point
no prize to be held to your breast
as you gush, "at last, I've made it!"

[tanka trio in cynical reaction to these lyrics (from "Somewhere Out There" by James Horner, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil) that I was singing as I woke:

... Somewhere out there
If love can see us through
Then we'll be together
Somewhere out there
Out where dreams come true ...

after a series of yearning dreams on 9-14-14. I hasten to add I think it's a lovely song, and that in other, lighter moods I can appreciate its sentiment. But it seemed a good idea to give my negativity a voice, the better to know it. It's been pestering me for attention for a couple of days now. And I have to admit that there's a kernel of wisdom in this negativity. Buried in harsh packaging and painting everything else with the same dark brush, but wise nevertheless. BTW, the song's now my ear worm for the day. Guess that's what I get for reacting so strongly to it (and the dreams that precipitated my singing it spontaneously). LOL! Photomorph "There's Always A Twist" (8-16-14 015v5) 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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