To sleep, perchance to dream

Photo from Morguefile

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “To be of use” by Marge Piercy: dallying, mud, pass, vases, bouncing, strain, rhythm, pitcher, heavy, again, smears, work

To sleep, perchance to dream
Dillydallying in the mud
The rhythm of heavy breathing
Where owls hoot and train stops
Again and again in circles
Sometimes working, sometimes not
The smell of flowers in the vase
The shock of it all when I get caught

Beware owls in the road
Passing by without any care
And as I tiptoe in the room
There’s a kangaroo bouncing
To dream without any strain
To smear someone with intent
Such a nightmare if you ask me
I’d rather sleep in the tent

To sleep ah with such a dream
Pitcher of cold water pouring
Soft whispers in the air
Friends you haven’t seen visit
Dad saying hello with a big smile
My heart aches as I miss him
And he said not to worry
Not always grim but full of brim

That road with some owls
Sending message to Harry Potter
Ginny’s got a crush on him
The train to Hogwarts pass by
The love of magic with the wand
Friends and foes together again
And all because they miss the train
Perhaps next time they take the plane*

(c) ladyleemanila 2019

* A L’Arora

For: Sunday Photo Fiction – Nov 17 2019,  Whirligig 240 ,  The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Nov. 16/19 “dream”


  1. It is sad that it is only poets that see the beauty of language these days as everyone else needs to cut corners and not use a great vocabulary and by that show their inability and ignorance. Soon we will be asking robots for advice!

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  2. I, too, would prefer to sleep in a tent than in a room with a kangaroo bouncing off the walls. Give me peace and quiet, even in a tiny place!

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