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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

DO YOU GET THE YOLK? (photo) & SOMETIMES YOU'RE JUST GONNA GO HUNGRY (tanka series dream poem) by Roswila


good gracious! why's it
taking so long to cook up
my breakfast order?
my butt's getting numb waiting
on this stool at the counter

people ordering
after I did have already
gotten their breakfasts
I'm tying to be patient
but this is becoming absurd

when the young waitress
adds insult to injury
with a patently
untrue explanation
I hoist my purse and leave

passing the open
kitchen door I see the problem:
they make everything
from scratch; well, they must be
raising the chick that'll lay my eggs

once home I flop
down on my couch to complain
to my new roommate,
before I can start kvetching
I feel an itch on my neck

yikes! a small dark snake
has begun to wend its way
down to my blouse front
I leap up and toss it off, grumbling
"what! and without even an apple?"

[tanka series on a dream of 6-2-15. Although at an obvious level this is about my food/eating issues, it has a deeper level. Sometimes the hunger to know, to understand will go unsatisfied. (Via an association to the apple from the tree of knowledge at the end. Which in itself takes me to yet another level to this dream that I won't go in to here.) In fact, a lot of the time we can't know. We only convince ourselves that we do. LOL, I just thought that a lot of what I believe about situations and people is just like cramming myself with empty calories. Omigosh, that reminds me of something I underlined in a new book I've just started: "Distractibility might be regarded as the mental equivalent of obesity" ("The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual In An Age of Distraction," by Matthew B. Crawford). As I was reading this book last night I wondered when it would show up in some way in my dreams. (Most challenging non-fictional books I read do.) Photo "Do You Get the Yolk?" (1-19-11 10429e2) 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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