dreaming (actually)

he dreamed

a dream
of living

and lived it
while he slept

like a full blown being
never knowing
he was not real

in his dream
he knew

the things he did
had substance
meant something

in the dream
of his dream
he dreamt himself
in the dream

he rose higher

the colours shone

the gates swung open

he could approach
he could not
step through

one dream short

he was
one dream short

one dream
too short
of his own


Poem #573 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

9 thoughts on “dreaming (actually)

      • A good day indeed, Frank! All is absolutely spiffing, thank you very much indeed. The sun is shining, and we are currently writing about crowdfunding (we’ve been bitten by the bug since one of our number recently launched his own Crowdfunding project – Philosophers’ Dogs – https://unbound.com/books/philosophers-dogs/ – and are trying to do our best to support him as well as as many other wonderful literary crowdfunding projects as we can find!

        How are things your side?

        Thank you again for sharing your marvellous poem with us!

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      • Going well, professor. I’ve now progressed to two published poetry collections, that I’m quite proud of (Small Town Kid and Devil In The Wind), and am currently preparing to attend a Writing Retreat away up in the northern rain forests, at which I’ll give a small presentation/workshop.

        Couldn’t be better, really.

        Let me know if you ever run short of guests to interview. Poetry as you’ve never read it, is my boast. (Though I don’t know if it’s entirely true.

        It might be, though!

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      • Oh that’s wonderful news about the poetry collections, Frank. Have these been published? Would love to review and promote if so. And – on the topic of an interview; we would be honoured to feature you in our creatives in profile series. Would you like to send us an email (nothingintherulebook@gmail.com) and we can discuss in more detail?

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