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Coaxing dreams to life

by micsir

As you sleep at night
Wrestling unrest from the duvet tucked tight
From within the smoldering covers of your bed
Emerges from the matchbox your sulfurous head

You burrow deeper into the bleak unknown
Fearing the calm before the storm
Knowing not what a tiger sees before it strikes home
Or what amount of tussling and turning goes on before it rests

I arise to write by candlelight
Coaxing dreams to climb on high
Towards this wavering light that shines
Giving this dwelling life

That beacon for the weary traveller
Who has not yet found a ground upon which to fight
A mound upon which he feels he can dig in tight
To bravely face that which is his darkest knight





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Re: Coaxing dreams to life (Score: 1 )
by Zbird on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 (11:39:03)
I have often tried to bring my dreams to life upon waking, but somehow once transferred from dream to pen and paper they don't make as much sense as they did in the dream. often i try to recover a dream from which I have awakened and want to continue. Sometimes I can do it, but more often I lose the dream. Good poem!

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    Re: Coaxing dreams to life (Score: 1 )
    by micsir on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 (14:18:21)
    The trick is to stay there with eyes closed when you can view your dream. If you open your eyes to fast, you realize that what you thought was a clear pisture was more a jumble of emotions. You have to define the imagery clearly before you open your eyes while you are a semi-concious spectator. I am most succesful in the 2 first hours after I've put myself to sleep. I light a candle, grab the pad and write. I've found this to be the best. If I'd get up to open the light, it would be to late, gotta stay in bed and have everything handy. The candle is so I can go back to sleep after, it's easier on the eyes. Peace.

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Re: Coaxing dreams to life (Score: 1 )
by Dreaming-Demon on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 (12:15:24)
Amazing piece, well done

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    Re: Coaxing dreams to life (Score: 1 )
    by micsir on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 (14:18:54)
    Much appreciated. Sweet dreams.

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Re: Coaxing dreams to life (Score: 1 )
by PinkNeonFlavor on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 (09:54:18)
You are a really talented poet...good job

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    Re: Coaxing dreams to life (Score: 1 )
    by micsir on Friday, July 30, 2010 (15:32:20)
    Thanks PinkyFlav, All I have to do know is work on the prolific part. Laughing Wink

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Re: Coaxing dreams to life (Score: 1 )
by K13739 on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 (16:33:11)
If you have mastered remembering your dreams and bringing them to life, then I take my hat off to you. Smile Lovely poem, though I am not sure who "they" are in line 8. Thank you for sharing.

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    Re: Coaxing dreams to life (Score: 1 )
    by micsir on Monday, August 22, 2011 (18:21:18)
    Thanks, The dream catching happens when your teetering consciousness can still analyze and make out concepts. Dali used to hold a spoon as he napped, so that it would drop as he fell asleep and thus grasp at the fleeting ideas.

    p.s. 'they' refers to the tigers in the previous line(S7)

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      Re: Coaxing dreams to life (Score: 1 )
      by K13739 on Monday, August 22, 2011 (18:23:56)
      A spoon? Now that's original. Thanks fo rthe information. Smile

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