Glen Kappy

Gold Star - 60,961 Points (June 30,1948 / New York, NY USA)

Dream Familiar - Poem by Glen Kappy

from 'Dreams and Visions'

In my dream
I make the turn
before remembering
we have to go
around the fence—
the perimeter—
to reach
the lot and building.

I tell the one
beside me
as we enter
this a place
I used to work.

The street
wrong turn
the building—
I've seen it all
in dreams before.

I wake—
the remnants
of the dream
still with me—
and search my past
for analogs
like these
but nothing
I can find
resembles them.

So why
from where
the paths
the places
actions
feelings
so familiar
but only
in that life I live
in sleep?

Topic(s) of this poem: dream, dreams

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Dream Familiar by Glen Kappy

  • Laurie Van Der HartLaurie Van Der Hart (6/12/2017 11:49:00 AM)

    So you dream familiar dreams about places that are familiar only from past dreams? That's interesting. I think I know that sensation. I wasn't sure if I was just telling myself that it was familiar, or if I really had dreamed that before... The mind is such a mystery. Nice poem, Glen. (Report)Reply

    Glen KappyGlen Kappy(6/12/2017 4:38:00 PM)

    thanks, laurie. i know a lot of dreams are related to stuff in real life, and so i try to find analogs. but what they might be in dreams like this one elude me. -glen

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  • Rini ShibuRini Shibu (6/12/2017 11:44:00 AM)

    Dream sweet dreams sometimes resembles very familiar making us confused. ++10 (Report)Reply

    Glen KappyGlen Kappy(6/12/2017 4:41:00 PM)

    hi, rini! thanks for reading and commenting on my poem. do you have dreams like these? - the territory is familiar in your dreams, but you can't relate them to your waking life. all the best to you. -gk

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  • Rini ShibuRini Shibu (6/12/2017 11:42:00 AM)

    Dream sweet dreams sometimes resembles very familiar making us confused (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 12, 2017



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