A Dream

Rating: 2.8
I dreamt of autumn in the window's twilight,
And you, a tipsy jesters' throng amidst. '
And like a falcon, having stooped to slaughter,
My heart returned to settle on your wrist.

But time went on, grew old and deaf. Like thawing
Soft ice old silk decayed on easy chairs.
A bloated sunset from the garden painted
The glass with bloody red September tears.

But time grew old and deaf. And you, the loud one,
Quite suddenly were still. This broke a spell.
The dreaming ceased at once, as though in answer
To an abruptly silenced bell.

And I awakened. Dismal as the autumn
The dawn was dark. A stronger wind arose
To chase the racing birchtrees on the skyline,
As from a running cart the streams of straws.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
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COMMENTS
Victor Oyedele 09 August 2018
?? Great piece
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Mary Skarpathiotaki 09 July 2018
great poem 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Sylvaonyema Uba 11 February 2017
But time grew old and deaf... Beautiful piece. Well done! Sylva.
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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 10 February 2017
But time grew old and deaf. And you, the loud one, Quite suddenly were still. This broke a spell. The dreaming ceased at once, as though in answer To an abruptly silenced bell. Most beautifully penned.
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Susan Williams 10 February 2017
I only knew him as a Russian novelist and author of Doctor Zhivago. His poetry is as powerful.
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Ramesh T A 10 February 2017
Wonderful state of life as in a dream is expressed by a skillful artist!
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Edward Kofi Louis 10 February 2017
Stronger wind! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Indira Renganathan 10 February 2017
Highly skillful writing....a lovely poem though the content is sad...10+++++
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Tom Allport 10 February 2017
a sad poem about missing a loved one, with only dreams by way of seeing them again.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 10 February 2017
Nice poem...... thanks for sharing.....
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