Sunday, April 17, 2011

In Your Dreams!



CARRY ON TUESDAY

suggests the first line of William Blake's poem 'The Angel' (in blue)

IN YOUR DREAMS!

"I dreamed a dream.
 What can it mean?"
*
Well, not an awful lot!
Though it may seem
That, in your dream,
Things seem to hit the spot.
*
Do you believe
That you receive
Messages from thin air?
That some outside force
Alters the course
Of your future, for foul or fair?
*
Ah no! Your life,
 Full of joy or strife,
Is the only source of dreams.
Benign or tragic,
There's nothing magic
About a dream, it seems.
*
You lost a purse,
You met a nurse,
You fell over....... yesterday
Tonight, no doubt,
You'll work things out
In a thoroughly dreamlike way.
*
But the nurse will fall,
You'll lose a ball,
Pictures will taunt and tease,
And added tension,
I hate to mention,
Will be caused by your eating cheese
*
Your poor old mind,
In its daily grind,
Is thoroughly organised,
But, at night, your sleep
May be very deep,
And your brain will be atomised!
*
Slower, quicker,
Flicker by flicker,
Your brain will relive the day,
It will make absurd
Each act, each word,
In its own little quirky way
*
And, should you brood,
It will take that mood
And transfer it to your dream.
Ridiculous notions
Based on your emotions,
Will add colour to the theme.
*
But as to Fate
Lying in wait
To add to your little plot............
What does it mean
Each dreamlike scene?
Sorry!
Not a lot!
*

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WHITE BILLOWS.

Blissfully the bedding billows,
Shimmering sheets and perfect pillows,
Wafting the lady to a sleep
Dreamless, peaceful, dark and deep.
Bright the honey-coloured skin
Enhancing the white bed she's in.
Curtains blowing in a breeze
Which wafts a tiny tendril-tease.
Oh that all our nights could be
As perfect as this one we see!
*

5 comments:

Alicia said...

I loved this take on Blake's words. I also thought the painting fit beautifully.

Andy said...

Excellent! I loved this and great imagery to go with it.

Amanda Moore said...

this was so much fun I just love you writing style!

beccagivens said...

A definite smile maker - love your take on the prompt - image paired well as well! :-)

Jingle said...

stunning imagery.
lovely dream pieces.