gershon hepner

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I Dreamed - Poem by gershon hepner

Idreamed that, as I wandered by the way,
I met my past and could not recognize
a single word I heard this phantom say,
and wondered was he wearing a disguise,
an actor, maybe, in a masque or play,
with gaze as glazed as in a dead men’s eyes?
I hastened from the spot from which he’d come,
and now the thought of him leaves me so numb
that only if you understand what I
have dreamt may I be able to return
to where I was before I passed him by,
attempting, by evading him, to spurn
the past I could not recognize. I’ll try
to see him as the famous Grecian urn,
and, foster-child of silence and slow time,
recover reason sweetly with a rhyme.

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  • Linda Ori (3/29/2006 8:30:00 PM)

    Shelley and Keats - two of my very favorites! This is just a wonderful perspective. We go through life with blinders on until some Divine spark sets us free from our self-imposed prisons. And then we write from the heart.

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  • (7/18/2005 9:16:00 PM)

    I only dream to write as such. This is poetry my friend! Fantastic imagery..beautiful, just lovely.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 18, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, May 17, 2010

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