Jackson Riley

Rookie (January 30,1984)

I, Too, Am A Blind Dreamer - Poem by Jackson Riley

a friend of mine
asked me what my dream girl would look like.
well, Mel,

what do you think
a blind child sees
when he dreams of a shooting star
scarring the black night’s face like a tear
from the iris of some
gimcrack moon?

the specter of a sunshower
filtered through fog and my raindropped window
and my closed, slumbersome eyes.

Comments about I, Too, Am A Blind Dreamer by Jackson Riley

  • (4/5/2006 2:02:00 PM)

    Philosophical. Complicated. But I don't think you're a blind dreamer, you'rea very good dreamer actually, if your dream girl would look like that. Must be the most beautiful woman in the world! (Gave it a 10!) (Report) Reply

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  • (4/5/2006 11:25:00 AM)

    you already know my thoughts on this piece. I do like this revision better than the original though...keep up the great writing my friend.
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  • (4/3/2006 3:31:00 PM)

    Experience is something that you don't get until just after you need it. You make a good point here. Trying to imagine what you've never known is a bit on the fantastic side. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2006 3:30:00 PM)

    I think blind dreaming goes with the tortured soul of a poet, quite naturally Jack. Ask a silly question, Mel got a poetically typical answer. You are a true poet. 10 from Tai (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 3, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, April 3, 2006

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