Dream

Fall Foliage

Dream

I dreamed last night
that angels lofted me
skywards and wrapped me
in cotton-wool clouds.

The nearest rainbow
was a helter-skelter
that returned me to earth
where I landed in
a pot of golden sunlight.

Red and yellow
were
my hands and face.
I stood rooted like
an autumn tree covered
in fall foliage with
no trace of winter’s woe.

“May this moment last
forever,” I murmured,
as the rainbow sparkled
and I rejoiced in
my many-colored coat.

Comment: I have noticed on several occasions that when I am reading a text, I change the wording on the page to a new wording that seems more in keeping with the rhythm of the moment. I see that I have done this here, more by accident than by plan. I have noticed this too when listening to Dylan Thomas’s recordings of his own verse. Each reading then becomes a new variant on the poem. In this case, I rather prefer the second variation, but I am not sure that I approve of the first one, nor nor do I approve of leaving words out. Naughty! I am afraid that I still haven’t developed the skill of reciting instead of reading my poems. I guess it will happen soon enough. In the meantime, I’ll just have to put up with these little flaws.

Dream … A poetry reading from One Small Corner
Fall Foliage in Island View

3 thoughts on “Dream

    • Thank you. I recorded several times and always ended up with pot of gold vs pot of golden sunlight also with coat of many colours vs many-coloured coat. I love standing beneath the trees in the fall. It’s like standing in a sunlit cathedral beneath a stained glass window. I suppose that’s the making of another poem!

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      • Oh wonderful!!! ❤❤❤ yes it is! Write it down quickly before it vanishes forever more into the ether! I love the imagery. I’ve been working on similar about a weeping willow, which is still cooking at the moment…💚💚💚

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