Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tuesday Poem: "Sometimes a Dream Takes Its Time


It waits

like a kingfisher perched above a pool

piercing the dusk for a flash of silver

while the one you wait for

swims upstream against the current.


It waits

like a whale sounding in the depths

searching the southern oceans with sonar song

while the one you wait for

is stranded on some lonely beach.


It waits

like a rabbit on a sunset hillock

sniffing the sweet evening air for friendly scents

while the one you wait for

struggles, entangled on the tines of gorse.


Sometimes a dream takes its time

and some nights the moon never broaches the clouds

and we forget why and for whom we are waiting

But the dream never forgets.

2 comments:

  1. Very enigmatic and anti-soporiphic. I like it.

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  2. I really love the way this poem plays with metaphor :)

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