Recurring Dream

This is a reworking of a poem I wrote a couple of months ago, after visiting an old friend in Arizona. These gorgeous trees surrounded our camp site. A night by a campfire, sharing sorrows and burdens with an old friend, is one of the best things in life imho. Thanks to Charles, the reluctant poet   for inviting me to join ‘the back side of the night’ theme started by The sailor poet.  I really appreciate their encouragement, as well as that by Davy at Davy D blog.  Thanks Guys!



How those maudlin woods enticed us

adorned so enchantingly with unprecipitation

and the black of trees’ core,

begging interpretation from the sympatheticly dressed.

But we decided not to indulge them.


maybe us.

We held hands instead.

And ran through.


to the back side of the night

where together we watched

the eyelid opening at horizon,

where we no longer dream

of windows wiping clean…

28 thoughts on “Recurring Dream

            1. saynotoclowns says:

              Haha that’s me. Although, I’ll just tell myself, not all of American culture filtered into Australia haha.
              Don’t get me started on the dumb things Americans have asked about Australia LOL.
              Now this would be a very fun chat by a bonfire!

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  1. Davy D says:

    An excellent take on the meme Vanessa. I get something different from it each time I read it. Hadn’t heard the Crowded House track for some time so thanks for posting.

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  2. thereluctantpoetweb says:

    This is so great! So glad you decided to join The Backside Of The Night Meme! Such a great descriptive poem. I so enjoyed this line – “the eyelid opening at horizon” such a very inventive way to see Sunrise. I love it!! Thanks for taking time on your visits and for following.

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    1. saynotoclowns says:

      Thank you so much Charles, I’m honoured. And I appreciate you like that line, it’s layered of course, and fits in with the dream theme. But the image of it was so vivid in my mind, I love it when those kinds of things come together 🙂

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      1. thereluctantpoetweb says:

        I’m so with you on that being such a vivid image! I thought the “eyelid opening on the horizon” was such an original thought. See you get it! It’s exactly like what happened with me when first using “The Backside Of The Night”.

        We are so happy you are joining in the fun with us! Now see if you can inspire a follower to do the same! Hey, the water’s fine! LOL!! Be sure to check out some of the older works from Singledust, Sailorpoet and DavyD.


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