real weight

Poem #9 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

Back to Bachelard and me – Introduction


is it real
when you see it?

because you see it?

is it real
if you’re not there?

and is it real
when you dream it?

if you imagine?

is it only real
then
while you lie sleeping?

do you need to stroke it
with your fingers?

can you explore it
inside your mind?

when you dream it
is it just
a memory?

or can you
conjure up
a thing that
no-body’s ever seen before?

is there a scale
a way to weigh
the real thing?

let’s measure up
and size
each point of view

does the real
you can see
and hold
outweigh the lightness
of a caress
within a dream?


© Frank Prem 2017

Bachelard and me Poem #10: the image

4 thoughts on “real weight

  1. Hmmm….. I have just been exploring some of these questions myself due to reading a very interesting book about past-lives therapy written by a traditional, mainstream psychiatrist who had to re-examine these questions after working with a very different patient suffereing from PTSD. I shall continue to think on it…..

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