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

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

WINGING IT (photomorph) & DING DONG! (dream tanka series w/a 2-liner & a monoku) by Roswila


the most evil witch
sits outside the moat around
her sister's castle
light spills across the drawbridge
as flying monkeys fill the air,

"Out With The Old,
In With The New," they chant --
the most evil witch
mumbles, rubbing her chin,
then straightening her pointy hat:

"And this awful winged
chorus isn't the only change!
I just kicked my sis
in the teeth for daring
to let all that light in ...

And what did she do?
She handed me the button
I'd popped as I kicked!"

the flying monkeys
continue the renovations --
the most evil witch
looks up at the ramparts
squinting in the bright light

"...What could've made my sis turn on her kin like this
and I bet she won't even wear black anymore ...

Ding Dong! that witch is dead to me"

[tanka series capped by a two-liner and a monoku on a dream of 9-30-14. This is both a positive serious dream, and a very amusing one. Too much to go into here, but I can say I'd gone back to sleep in the wee hours asking for a pleasant little dream! (I've been overwhelmed emotionally for some time now.) Well, this is not exactly a little dream or pleasant in the usual sense, but it's rather a relief. Again, let me stress, this is about an internal process, not actual waking relationships. Photomorph "Winging It" (9-20-14 015v7a) 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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