Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Writing Exercise #102

Check out this poem by Felix Pollak:


He dreamed of
an open window.
A vagina, said
his psychiatrist.
Your divorce, said
his mistress.
Suicide, said
an ominous voice within him.
It means you should close the window
or you'll catch cold, said
his mother.
His wife said
He dared not tell her
such a
dangerous dream.

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Write a poem "after Felix Pollak" that includes an image from a dream and its many interpretations. I like the idea of incorporating more people. Imagine what the dream of falling is to an actress as opposed to a kindergartner, or a shark to a convict as opposed to a surgeon...