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

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Are You Dreaming?

 Are you dreaming of me?
When you close your eyes,
do you see another time?
 When I lie awake at night, I wonder
Are you dreaming of me?

Do I keep you awake too?
Do you toss in listless non-slumber
on those nights I dream
of you?

Would one last kiss goodbye
Here or there
finally let me sleep
soundly?

 
59 words, submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Words Count w/Mama Zen, An Interview With Nathan Brown

14 comments:

Kenia Cris said...

This is very optimistic somehow. If I had written this, it would sound like:

He's definitely not dreaming of me...

Kiss. <3

Fireblossom said...

I wonder if it's true?

Mama Zen said...

This is really cool!

Susan said...

Intriguing and sweet. If I got a note like that, I'd definitely try your suggested solution.

Brian Miller said...

that is a pretty cool theory...interesting...and as well on still wondering if they are thinking of you...still dreaming do you keep them awake at night...do they you?

De said...

What a sweet little inquiry. :)

Susie Clevenger said...

Now you have me wondering who is dreaming of me on all those sleepless night

grapeling said...

no. there's no such thing as 'one last kiss' being able to cure sleeplessness. it just adds to it. ~

hedgewitch said...

I like your conceptualization of insomnia as a yearning for a final, probably impossible or at best only imagined resolution--that's exactly the little wheel our minds seem to run on
...and on...and on.

Also love the animation on the sidebar. ;_)

Kerry O'Connor said...

What an interesting thought - being awake in someone else's dream.

Sumana Roy said...

the thought nevertheless brings peace and happiness...

Marian said...

something else to ponder and keep me awake at night, hey thanks. :)

Helena said...

I'm an insomniac - I should feel mighty flattered at the thought of all those dreams of me!

Grace said...

What an interesting legend quote ~

To have that last kiss, it would surely keep me awake, smiles ~

Happy weekend LM ~