Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dreamcatcher

Storytime by Pajunen at Deviant Art

Catch me a wisp of dream
of all that is beautiful
star-speckled skies
and deep purple mountains,
souls flying across the heavens
and hearts believing
that only good things will come.

Let the dreamer still sleep 
in the rosy hues of dawn,
blissful in her forest,
draped with old man's beard.
Let her lullaby be the
unceasing song of the sea,
and grant her a mermaid's tail
for just this one night.

Allow no bad dreams 
or night terrors in,
so that bed is a boat 
sailing across starlit skies,
tinged silver by the moon,
bathed in stardust,
the sleeper smiling,
happy,
before she wakes.

Oh catch me a dream like that!

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Ella's prompt at Poets United's Thursday Think Tank is: Dreamcatcher. She includes an interesting description of the Lakota legend of the dreamcatcher on site. I have, of course, dreamcatchers. But last night I dreamed one of my usual dreams: where I have a HUGE cluttered warehouse to clean, filled with stuff, and I am even lugging drywall around. The kind of dream you are relieved to wake up from, hee hee.

44 comments:

  1. Lovely, Sherrie! Just what a good dream catcher should do!

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  2. you are a sage - I have been painting the trim.

    Sweet Dreams!

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  3. Who wouldn't like a dream like that?

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  4. Sherry--this is absolutely stunning! Thanks for the visit to my blog so I could find you!

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  5. I'd love a dream catcher like that too. Lovely poem Sherry.

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  6. Very nice, words that express what good dreams are about.

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  7. This made me remember "Wynkin, Blynkin, and Nod" do you remember? I think it was called the Dutch Lullaby. Yours is just as beautiful, and I would love to see it illustrated! I actually feel that it has qualities of perfection: it is the right size for its subject in every way. My favorite lines are
    "Let her lullaby be the
    unceasing song of the sea,
    and grant her a mermaid's tail
    for just this one night."

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    1. I feel the same way still. What a blessing this poem is, the dream that we could catch hearing you!

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  8. Yes, catch me a dream like that...wow! Beautiful, dazzling and filled with magic ;D Loved it~
    Love all the imagery you guided us with! DAZZLING~

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  9. You created a Midsummer's Night dream there, Sherry, the perfect one.

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  10. I think I would like a recording of this to play on a loop as I drift off to sleep. I'm not going to read anything more tonight. I want to end on this before I place my head on my pillow.

    (I'm going back to read it a couple more times, first!)

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  11. Let us each have such a dream!


    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=
    > < } } ( ° >

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  12. How beautiful is this kind of dreams...such lovely thoughts to inspire me early in the morning ~

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  13. Oh if I could catch dreams like this. I only dream of my life, family and things. If I could be caught in someone's dream catcher like this please share it with me.

    Sherry, mi amiga, Thanks for sharing your catch.

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  14. This is so... dreamy... I love the first stanza especially.

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  15. Your words make me want to dream the same dream!! Smiles.

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  16. Sherry, this is fabulous! Such lovely words, it reads like a lullaby and I love:
    "Let her lullaby be the
    unceasing song of the sea,
    and grant her a mermaid's tail
    for just this one night"

    Sounded like it was written for someone you love deeply. I loved it. :-)

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  17. What a beautiful dream..please catch me in one like that too!

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  18. Sherry, it was wonderful to reread your poem!! It really made me smile once again. I do hope you catch such a dream. Perhaps we ALL should!

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  19. "..that bed is a boat / sailing across starlit skies" I love to dream this with open eyes...

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  20. Such a wonderful wish. A poem I had never read (actually almost before I started writing).. A mermaids tail would be a wonderful thing to have.

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  21. Wish every dream wa like this always...............

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  22. indeed! :) lovely imagery, calming.

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  23. Pretty good lines and it had all been from a wonderful dream. Isn't that nice to have a nice dream!

    Hank

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  24. Sweet Sherry,

    Oh, to dream such a dream, I would welcome its recurrence, both day and night! Beautiful imagery and lullaby bliss!

    Poppy

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  25. What a delight this is. How can one be a dreamer without a dream catcher to help us.

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  26. This was truly wonderful to read again :D
    Thanks for composing such a treat Sherry :D

    Lots of love,
    xoxo

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  27. Oh me too...a dream like that on a boat sailing across water or sky...or a mermaids tale to swim the vast oceans....oh yes a dream like that...brilliant poem Sherry.

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  28. Beautiful.... perfect lines for a dream-catcher... :-) We all wish to catch dreams like these...

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  29. lovely, whimscal, wishes to your dreamcatcher

    have a nice Sunday

    much love...

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  30. Oh catch me a dream like that...may we all catch that dream of dreams...such a lovely poem Sherry.

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  31. Oh I'd love a dream like your poem's. I don't like your real dream of needing to declutter and fix things. Your poem's dream, I can dream even if awake. I like that.

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  32. this is beautiful, Sherry! i have forgetten almost everything before... well, before right this moment {smile} so it was like reading a new poem for me.

    have a lovely week, dear!

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  33. Loved this - awakening from a fairly restless night of sleep, it was like a cool balm that vanquished the last of the achy thoughts.

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  34. The dream world can be lovelyer than any seen before, or can be just like the waking world....or it can be scary...I loved what you did with the idea of the dream catcher.

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  35. oh yes a dream like that will do nicely.Sherry, I opened your poem and this spicy scent seemed to come from your poem ...

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  36. There was a time when I believed that only good things would come, but that was so long ago...

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  37. This 'wisp of a dream' is completely magical and the dreamcatcher photo you chose to go with it is absolutely perfect for it!!

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  38. Love the idea of dream catchers :)

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  39. I think we'd all love to catch a dream like that!! I know I'd love to have a mermaids tail for just a night ;) I'd love to swim beneath that starlit sky :)

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  40. A wish and a prayer in one. Well written.

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