Are you writing in your Sleep?
On three different mornings
as I started to wake
I was actively composing poems
speaking them aloud
repeating them to myself
making sure I would not forget
While still one foot in the dream,
I resisted opening my eyes
to the insistent light
trying to sizzle in
Lucid efforts grabbed
some spoken words whole
a phrase or two came along
For me though,
pictures of words last longer
than the sounds of words
so seeing books with titles
and signs on doors
added to the recall
Upon fully waking
I could still remember the shifts of transitions
the frantic rush of my struggle
I felt as though I had narrowly escaped
like a criminal with something stolen
—some kind of treasure from the dream world
I recall that time I dug a hole in the backyard
And found marbles, arrowheads and coins,
But the currency from my dreams seemed
far greater in value,
perhaps a one-of-a-kind key?
yet with what to unlock hidden
Now that it is late in the day
I begin to wonder
if writing poetry
is a way to keep dreams going
To the question
Yes !!! To the composition and execution of a complicated image.
Thank you for an answer in the affirmative—and your comments!–they are most appreciated!
Yes, I think it may be. Sleep & dreams bring words to us in different ways.
A strange bridge indeed..that lets us see our dreams…I am just going with it too….Thank you so much for your comments!
Ann, dream inspiration one of the keys to another dimension of sizzling creativity! Thank you for painting with words.
Thank you as always for your enthusiasm and comments!
All this adds up to your ending which I love. Living in our dreams and sleeping in our reality? Not exactly like that but a little. Interesting poem with an important exploration in it.
Oh thank you for loving the ending. Slipping back and forth— and rethinking how the two worlds relate does come into play. Thank you for reading and thinking about this poem and for your comments–much appreciated!
I love this feeling:
“like a criminal with something stolen
—some kind of treasure from the dream world”
Such a fine poem.
Thank you so much for reading this and for your much appreciated comments–And I’m so glad you liked those lines!
I just love this so much! What a journey. So relatable.
I’m very happy you enjoyed this and related to it—glad it felt like a journey. Many thanks for your much appreciated comments.
“as I started to wake, I was actively composing poems…”
This happens to me just a few times a year, but when it does, it becomes a “Holy Day of Obligation”
Yes! so true–Last night I ironically dreamed of a slot machine having instead of three cherry images or dollar signs—in two of the spaces there were 2 written poems and in the 3rd space was a pictured visualization of a poem—to win you had to have three matching visualizations from the same poem—-which I thought was pretty difficult to do and almost impossible to win—or is it?…an interesting game of chance…….anyway I pass that on as it is poem related….And thank you for all of your comments this month—They were much very appreciated now that June 30th has come and gone…..Many thanks to you!