Walking in the River of Dreams

My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Photo Challenge #127, also linked to imaginary garden with real toads The Tuesday Platform


Brooke Shaden Photography


Slow and deep

By the overgrown bank of sleep,

Dreams slip, cold and slow-moving,

Bearing dead leaves, a floating feather;

Fantasy distilled by the flow of water.

Emerging from the river and darkness of a dream,

A dragonfly shimmers its way upstream;

Demoiselles dance in moonlight;

Fish rise and ripple in starlight.

On the surface, icy water splashes;

Underwater, morning’s lighthouse flashes.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

16 thoughts on “Walking in the River of Dreams

  1. Goodness, you had me from that beautiful image! I love the image of emerging from a dream, the dragonfly — the dance in the moonlight and the fish rippling like starlight — intoxicating! Another wonderful poem Kim. Thanks for sharing.

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