Dream #17

white finger stretching south

beyond the headland

scratching open the sky

I rigidly follow the pilot

curled tight in a too small seat

the aircraft casting a fleeting mark

a dark crucifix on the rising sea

a pulse passing through the Channel

heaven howling echoes

in the chambers of my heart

I know not where I am going

nor why I am gone

~

CLP 12/06/2021

Dream #15

spangled moonless night

retreats from black to blue

I spin towards dawn grateful

sleep’s re-hash of ancient noire

will be rubbed out

by exposure to the Sun

~

CLP 09/06/2021

Dream #11

Early morning yawning

toasty warm

honey for breakfast

gold finches chitter

a black cat stretched across daisies

swipes at a curious bee

your gentle purring snore of second sleep

me thinking

we are happy

~

CLP 05/06/2021

Dream #9

Sleep called me

I was out

Sleep left a message

I missed it

Sleep had a stern word

“My office, first thing”

Left me to restless contemplation

considering consequences

~

CLP 03/06/2021

Dream #8

Music stops

everyone dances one step more

before realising what’s occuring

mad rush to chairs

enough for us all

~

CLP 02/06/2021

Dream #7

Everyone came along

everyone I had ever loved

friends, family, heroes

those I had been too shy to speak with

it was one hell of a party

I was dead, lucky

Heaven

~

CLP 31/05/2021

Dream #6

so silent this blue turns black

nothing moves on Earth

a meteor streak

a faint schwoosh far off

sprinkled stardust

dissolves into tapestry of night

~

CLP 31/05/2021

Dream #5

Stepping out to find something

found nothing, no clues

everyone doing normal things

prejudices welled up dripping false accusations

who, when, how

anxiety of loss relieved in music

somebody, oh somebody up there

likes me?

~

CLP 01/06/2021

Dream #4

Bonjour madame

Monsieur, bonjour

Je voudrais un pain au raisin et un pain au chocolat, si vous plait

D’accord. À boire, monsieur?

Ah, mais oui! Une tea, merci.

Merci, monsieur.

Et un vers d’eau, aussi?

Sorry, mate, would you speak in English? I can’t take your accent anymore. Thanks for trying.

~

n.b. All errors are deliberate…it’s supposed to be light-hearted. I don’t want Académie Française on my case. Thank you to the Foreign Languages Editor, Woody for support with Dream #4.

CLP 31/05/2021

Dream #3

river fills on orange moon tide

rattle of reeds shifted by breeze

barn owl drifts along field edge

blackbirds call up night with complex codas

we lie back

watching for meteors

~

CLP 29/05/2021