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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Monday, February 28, 2011

Ship of Dreams

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Ship of dreams set sail
On what strange shores will you land?
Raise Ambien toasts
To our voyage of slumber
Once, we needed only waves

submitted for Steal This Art, Week of 2/27/11



This photo brought to mind the Heart song "Dreamboat Annie." Anyone old enough to remember that one?

7 comments:

lynnaima said...

I totally enjoyed this one. What form is this exactly? Thanks

nene said...

My mamasita told me about that group 'Heart'.

Mine is 'Melatonin' and boy those dreams!

Love your verse!

Iwrite4u said...

True words.Who knows what we would dream in our slumber...depends on our brain waves.Wonderful Tanka.

liv2write2day said...

Ambien toasts! BwaawHa! Love it.

Lolamouse said...

lynnaima:The "Ship of Dreams" poem is a tanka. I wrote it for Experimenting with Poetry Forms (you can find the link at the bottom of the poem). They are similar to Haikus except there are 7 lines. The form (in syllables) is 5-7-5-7-7. That was my first one. I found it more difficult than a haiku. Thanks for reading!

Bryan M. White said...

Ambien toasts? I like butter on my toast, thank you.

Reflections said...

Loved this, great imagery both in your words and on the shore.