At night the boats arrive to carry you
away to the lands in which you dream.
Each boat carries a different cargo. Each
boat means a different size and shape.
To find out what they carry, you must climb
on board, raise the hatch cover, and descend
to where the riches rest in the dark below.
Ancient maps, formed by Freud, then redone
in the symbolic imagery of Jung, point out
the perils the traveler may meet as he sails away.
“Here be monsters, here be dragons, here be
anything you wish to configure in your dreams.
And here be the spice lands, emerald isles
embedded with their scents in a turquoise sea.
But steer clear of Scylla and Charybdis,
the pool that whirls, the rocks that close and
crash to crush you with their grinding teeth.”
Click here for Roger’s reading on Anchor.