In the late 1980’s, I began to study the psychology of dream interpretation as offered by our local university. One of the exercises our professor recommended when doing dream work, was to give each recorded dream a title, and then periodically list those titles, in order, to elicit new understanding.
The assumption behind the exercise was that dream messages originate in the subconscious and seek to inspire personal growth and development.
I would like to assert that all creativity flows from an inner well, and that through art, in any form, we are tapping into that source. So my challenge this week, is to select from your own work, enough titles, in the order you created them, to find new meaning.
Using my poetry blog as an example, I will demonstrate:
Grey clouds hover,
quit the noise,
implications of a wink –
I’ll take a slice.
(These are my poetry titles from November 1- 6.)
Play around with it. Have fun. Look forward to seeing the results.
- Create a post on your own blog (or failing that, leave a comment.)
- Tag VJWC
- Pingback or leave a link to your post in the comments.
- Check out the creative efforts of other participants.