Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, October 18, 2015

TRAWLING FOR LIGHT (photo) & LUCID DREAM (sort of) (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila

LUCID DREAM (sort of)*

How will I ever
write about these dream images?
They're aware they're dreams
and they're running away,
absconding with my recall

OK, let me try to
make this a bit clearer:
A passel of dream
images does not want to
become fodder for my poems

So they fade themselves
deliberately and quickly,
even while I rush
to beat them to the punch by
starting to write as I dream

But somehow I know
that the only thing I will bring with me
into waking other than the vacuum
left by these thieves, is an old haiku
of mine that I recall as I give up
the struggle to poeticize
what does not want me to:

writing haiku
catching the river
in a net**

[three tanka and a haibun (prose capped by a haiku) on a dream of 10-17-15. *Lucid dream, one in which one is aware of dreaming. **Actual haiku I wrote many years ago. It may have been dream based. And I can no longer find a record of it (other than in my memory) so am not sure about the second line. It may have been first written as "trying to catch the river..." If so, I like my dreaming mind's little edit. As to not being able to find a record of this 'ku, that's extremely unusual. Ah HAH! It disappeared, too, just like the dream images! And that's only partly a joke. Photo "Trawling for Light" (10-7-15 trawling for light) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers, as the above is), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

* * * *
until next time, keep dreaming,

[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** 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; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.


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