Linda Ori

Rookie - 189 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

Ancient Dreaming - Poem by Linda Ori

When the night is long and my sleep is fretful
I go to a place where my mind flows free -
A distant shore where the wind blows softly
Sweet music of the ancients engulfs me;
A lilting, sad refrain that touches my heart,
Overwhelming feeling washes over me
I am in a place of soul recognition -
A long ago kingdom by the sea;
Brilliant sunlight kissing azure waves
As salt-sea sprays against the cliffs,
I stand poised on the edge of the world
With the wind blowing through my long blonde hair,
Long flowing white gauze envelopes me,
Bronzed skin warm in the shimmering sunlight,
Arms outstretched, head tilted back
Offering a prayer to the gods;
Atlantis is calling to me in my dreams
And I respond.

Comments about Ancient Dreaming by Linda Ori

  • (12/6/2012 2:22:00 PM)

    Still this poem takes me to another world....after all these years.... Fran x (Report) Reply

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  • (9/16/2007 8:36:00 AM)

    So imaginative, fairyland and dreams and legend and heroes. Wonderful
    Margery. xxx
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  • (7/6/2007 4:05:00 AM)

    Just revisitng (no need for a reply) this lovely poem which has lived in my favourites box for some time. It still holds all of the magic, Linda.

    Love, Fran xxx
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  • Elysabeth Faslund (6/23/2007 6:52:00 PM)

    Your imagination is magnificent! ! ! This one ought to be in the top 500...without a doubt! ! Have you read'The Mists of Avalon' by Marion Zimmer Bradley? Oh you have will absolutely never come back to the same world you left. This is one hell of a good write...xxxElysabeth (Report) Reply

  • (2/24/2007 5:09:00 PM)

    Linda, what a beautiful relaxing poem that whisks you off to a far flung paradise. The imagery of a distant shore, a breeze blowing off from the sea and an almost magical place, Atlantis. Beautiful. I loved it. A nice dream away from reality. Thanks for sharing it.
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  • (1/6/2007 1:43:00 PM)

    Ah Linda, this traced a lovely trail to tranquility. Distant shore, soft winds, sweet music - serenity. Atlantis. The sea is the key. All that space, all that scope. Loved the gentle calming effect of this. Genuinely evocative writing. x jim (Report) Reply

  • (12/18/2006 12:40:00 PM)

    Takes me through the cultural identities, death wish, travel through the irle of time. excellent poem with captivating imagery. (Report) Reply

  • (10/29/2006 4:24:00 AM)

    Some nice lines here, Linda. And thanks for your kind comment on my poem.
    Best wishes,
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  • (8/10/2006 6:27:00 PM)

    With its strong pulse and timeless images, this poem evokes Australian dreamtime stories. Finely crafted piece, Linda. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Report) Reply

  • (8/9/2006 4:18:00 PM)

    Great poem. Loved it. Ya gotta ten again.
    God bless all poets-MJG.
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  • (8/7/2006 2:46:00 AM)

    Not to over-analyse in Freudian fashion, but I am often in ancient settings; various historic moments when my dreams involve Roman and Grecian Empire scenarios.
    Been known to even speak their languages fluently during my dream status; and although somewhat knowledgeable in Latin, which I studied for a year at College, Greek is...well, during my waking hours, just that...Greek to me. Perhaps there is a Jungian theory of synchronicity...that we are all joined, via a connecting principle that ultimately prevails?
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  • (8/1/2006 1:25:00 AM)

    This indeed is captivating.... A deservingly perfect 10!

    Linda..... I will surely dig out some time often to read your poems. Thank you for writing for all of us here!
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  • (7/28/2006 5:01:00 PM)

    Captivating indeed Linda. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • (7/28/2006 4:32:00 AM) created a beautiful picture...i can see you on a high cliff with arms (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/28/2006 3:08:00 AM)

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  • (7/28/2006 1:59:00 AM)

    Linda, this poem really stirred something inside me. You've put into words what I sometimes feel and places I sometimes visit. It's very powerful and strong, yet gentle, if you know what I mean. I particularly like the phrase 'sweet music of the ancients engulfs me' - reminds me of the Aborigine 'dreamtime.' This is sheer beauty and will go into my favourites box.

    Love, Fran xx
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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 28, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010

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