Mallika Achuthan Menon


Dreams - Poem by Mallika Achuthan Menon

I wonder always who you are
O dreams, are you mystery of mystics?
The lovely paradise palace patio
is neatly paved with sapphire gems.
Every where there are gardens
with fragrant floras in large clusters to
perfume each and every corner,
where woes and regrets banned to all.
In vibrant colour and pretty looks
tiny wonderful butterflies there
seemed to cock-a-hoop merrily
while they fly from flower to flower.
At times they flew down to earth
in disguise as some wonderful dreams
to make us flow in hallucination
and thusly give us umpteen joy.

The one among intermediaries
between heaven and earth is angel,
the lone messenger of the God!
In her long and lily-white gown
and with unsullied smile on her face,
she merrily glides up and down
where all celestial bodies gather
in the lap of sky for fun and frolic.
Off and on, on the wings of clouds
She travels through the welkin and
from her golden magic wand
rays with radient rainbow shades
fall on us and turn as dreams.

O dreams! you come out unnoticed
And open widely casement of minds.
You draw there endless zippy pictures
by using zesty shades surprisingly
where canvas and screen are abscent.
Its prismatic hues which smear on our psyche
each time act as illuminants of glee.

O dreams! world will become standstill, void
if you are absent in our conscience.
Imaginations fail to fly high up
when you stop your free entry.
If you are bading good bye then
our mind may turn into barren land.
Emotions, feelings will drain out then
Our insight may lack lovely pictures.
So, O'dreams, come and embrace us
And make rich our sleep with tender touch!
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Topic(s) of this poem: mystic

Form: Ballad


Comments about Dreams by Mallika Achuthan Menon

  • Fabrizio Frosini (9/9/2015 7:46:00 AM)


    ''O dreams! you come out unnoticed
    And open widely casement of minds.''

    ''Oh sogni! spuntate inosservati
    A spalancare le finestre della mente.''

    very Shakespearean.. - molto Shakespeariano

    Ciao! :)
    Fabrizio
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  • Hazel Durham (9/9/2015 5:47:00 AM)


    Beautiful write with inspired imagery you paint such a imaginative picture that is the sheer magic and comfort of dreams! (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (9/7/2015 10:50:00 PM)


    Something occurred to me while typing my thoughts on DREAMS - you wrote a long poem on the Mind last year which I wrote about. Put your two poems MIND and DREAMS side by side and assess them. I think you will find the two poems talk productively together. Just now I had a flash of insight! In my mind I heard a character saying I had a large drink of whiskey, then l got on the train and it sped at top speed across the flat plains - Then the voice stopped but I think it was the voice of your personified MIND. Isn't that intriguing? ? (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/7/2015 1:21:00 PM)


    Marvellous expression with excellent collocation. This poem has been presented with an attractive introduction like.... I wonder always who you are
    O dreams, are you mystery of mystics?
    The lovely paradise palace patio
    is neatly paved with sapphire gems. However all lines of the poems are thrilling and amusing. I feel as if a dream instead of a poem. Thank you dear Mallika, may God increase your poetic thought. ..........10
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  • Amitava Sur (9/7/2015 1:04:00 PM)


    A poem with minute detailing on dream as how it comforts us with it's variance and hues. We live and get motivated by dreams only. Thank you Mallika for sharing this delightful poem.
    With a coincidence, I also have a poem in the name of Dreams... may read it.
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  • (9/7/2015 4:49:00 AM)


    Poetry is an excellent way of expressing emotions, and you did it greatly. Good work. God bless you for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Paul Sebastian (9/6/2015 1:28:00 PM)


    You have painted a lovely picture of how beautiful dreams are. One without a dream is like a bird with a broken wing that .cannot fly. No love thrived without dreams of lovers. Great write. (Report) Reply

  • (9/6/2015 12:19:00 PM)


    A detailed poem about the wonder and beauty of dreams. Also touching on the mystery and mystically quality of dreams and their unknown origins. We all have dreams but as yet they are not well understood. Thanks for posting this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (9/6/2015 11:34:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem about dreams giving color to life.Thanks
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Kelly Kurt (9/6/2015 11:32:00 AM)


    A wonderfully written, joyously painted picture of dreams. I only wish they could stay in memory longer than they do. (Report) Reply

  • Jaishree Nair (9/6/2015 7:40:00 AM)


    Truly envisioned. Dreams add colour to our lives .Thanks (Report) Reply

  • Bhargabi Dei Mahakul (9/6/2015 5:18:00 AM)


    Exactly what are you dream I do not know but simply I wander. Wonderfully I think about you o dream and you come unnoticed but you notice my emotion. Fantastic poem shared....10 (Report) Reply

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/6/2015 3:27:00 AM)


    Truly, dreams are an integral part of our life,
    and our life would be a barren land without dreams,
    A lovely poem indeed
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 6, 2015



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