Only a Dream

She longs for clandestine meetings
in the middle of the night; moonlit,
shadow-filled secret trysts are always fleeting.
She’s left crying for more substance and feeling
dissatisfied with the hoots and screams
of owls, the cobweb caresses of the ghosts
in the corner arousing only small emotions –
compared to the great love of which she dreams.

Kim M. Russell, 9th April 2019

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The Sleeping Beauty – detail – by John Collier (1850-1934) – image found on Pinterest

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Poems in April Day 9 The Tuesday Platform: Understand that this is a dream

Sanaa has shared a poem by Allen Ginsberg, entitled ‘Understand That This Is A Dream’, and the NaPoWrimo prompt is to write a poem using the title of Ginsberg’s poem as a point of reference. We can choose our own form or write in free verse.

30 thoughts on “Only a Dream

  1. Such a deeply passionate poem this is, Kim! ❤ I can picture her dreaming, feel the longing for “clandestine meetings in the middle of the night,” sigh … we can have anything we want in this world if we want it strongly enough and I see great love in her future! 😉 Thank you so much for writing to the prompt! ❤

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  2. I adore your interpretation of the picture – you have hit the nail on the head with some people’s preference to the dream over reality. I also like the form you have used – overall a very dreamy poem.

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  3. We need to do more research on how to have better and satisfying dreams. Perhaps electronically or by magnetic brainwave hi-jacking (hacking) dreams could be altered.

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