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

Friday, November 14, 2014

ANGEL OF THE FLOW (photomorph) & WHILE TRYING TO FIND .... (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


how does one exit
this upscale sprawling multi-
purpose building ...
at last! I find elevators
but they're small and the crowd huge

I decide to take
the stairs but it's too late
the crowd sweeps me
into an open elevator
packed like a can of sardines

* * *

the morning antics
of two adult cats and one
grey tabby kitten
become the topic over
a post-breakfast gossip fest

I share how the oldest cat would nibble
at the kitten's long tail like a fishing line

* * *

President Obama
dressed in an army green t-shirt
stands before my friend
and me, as we lounge on a couch
Obama's upbeat and in great shape

I scissor his head
between my feet from my seat
on the old couch
and laugh, as much because I'd
forgotten how long my legs are

he's amused as well
I tell him he's going to lose
his famous head
and have no recourse to lawyers
with expensive lengthy law suits

as he stands scissored
we casually discuss
how litigious
our society has become
since we were growing up

how we accuse and defend against others
instead of giving over to the flow

[tanka series with two two-liners, on a lengthy dream of 11-13-14. Photomorph "Angel of the Flow" (1-16-10 18995ev4) 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....".

* * * *
‘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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