The Recurring Dream …

today I’ll begin
by sharing a dream;
it has no name,
just a faint glow
and a bright light
I am walking into.

I have no inkling,
of what lies ahead
or beyond for me;
or even if the light
shall pass soon
or stay on forever.

my heart is willing
to take chances,
but yet it is hoping
the steps ahead
are always precise;
each step now feels
like a frail jump.

the tension in me
is not palpable,
yet I feel it surge
through my soul,
as with each step
I dream through
to a new morning.

I know not why
this dream returns,
what triggers it
or when I see it.
I know not if
it has a meaning or
if I understand it.

if I must interpret,
I feel it shows me
that a new day
waits past the dark;
and perhaps this,
if I’ve to claim it,
I must shed soon,
the heavy burdens
of the day gone by,
and be sure footed.

Shared with Write Tribe Wednesdays and Imaginary Garden With Real Toads (Get Listed).

(26th March 2014)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

36 thoughts on “The Recurring Dream …”

  1. Leo, so good to see you at the Garden. This has a very dream-state feel–that sense of walking forever down steps is classic, and also the trance-like suspension you suggest, where as you dream, knowing you’re dreaming, you are wondering where you’re going, what is going on, and that state of contemplation continues even after you wake as you answer your own questions at the end. Enjoyed this very much, and again glad you joined us.

    • Thanks, Joy. Good to be at the Garden. Been there for Open Link usually, first time I’m joining Get Listed I guess 🙂

      Glad you felt the contemplative state of mind and enjoyed my poem 🙂 Once again, a pleasure to join at the Imaginary Garden.

  2. This is truly beautiful and inspiring, Dearo 🙂
    Very well said about uncertainty of future, optimism – about moving on and then your comprehension and acceptance to that dream.

    I like 3rd para the most 🙂

  3. Interesting perspective on the theme – the dream as presage of the day to come. Your “narrow” verse added a sense of confinement, which adds to the idea of being caught up in the dream.

    • The narrowness of the verse wasn’t intentionally to add that sense of course, but glad that it worked that way too, Kerry 🙂 Thank you very much.

  4. Of course the extra baggage has to be shed and then you will soar Leo… reach the sky… touch the stars… you can do that much and so much more I am so sure.

    • Yes 🙂 Lot of weight to be shed, literally as well as poetically, Ishi 😛 I hope to soar soon 😉 Thanks.

    • Thank you, Susie 🙂 We dream without knowing what it means. But sometimes we try to understand what it means I guess!

  5. Happy to see you back on track, Leo 🙂 A very philosophical poem, here.Your usual poetic self on display 😉 Lovely, the thoughts, the words, the setting – everything 🙂 Take a bow, sir 🙂

    • I dream about that too, Kathryn. but it’s only when I’m unsure that I dream about being sure 🙂 so I guess that’s life 😀

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