When folks are swinging from moon icicles, then you know you are dealing with alternative versions of reality. In the case of "Romance Sonambulo," the poem's take derives directly from the philosophy of surrealism. Briefly, surrealism borrows heavily on dreams and dream images to create innovative artistic expressions. The idea was to delve into the depths of a common, but often-overlooked, alternative reality that we experience while unconscious. We can dig it. Check out our own surrealist haiku:
Snake that wears a vest,
Rolling donuts down the street:
Have you seen our bike?
Yeah… looks like we'll leave the surrealist poetry to Lorca.
The poem advances a dream-reality that cannot be understood by our own concepts of waking reality. So, like, don't even try it, man.
The poem's alternate version of reality is only included to encourage us to examine our own, daily realities of life.