the recurring dream….Tanka

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through the thinnest sky
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clouds slip from my fingers as
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i tumble upwards.
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calm undulating waters,
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beckon my return to days
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i once recognized.
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falling… far away from the
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life i’d once known…
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my past… like boats float along
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an infinite horizon.
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tumbling… upwards…
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angelic music washes
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clean my memories,
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sharing innocence with stars…
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finally…flying… free again.
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30 thoughts on “the recurring dream….Tanka

  1. Ethereal ~ my past like boats float along an infinite horizon ~ loved the pics and your words

  2. Sky Vani says:

    You could have bet that i would like this one very much. 🙂

    • heh, i was actually remembering some of our dream conversations
      as i was writing this Sky. i was always a little envious that
      you had so many dreams 🙂 i used to live for my dreams when i
      was younger, then they stopped…they seem to be returning now!

      • Sky Vani says:

        ” My dreams are a cruel joke. They taunt me. Even in my dreams, I’m an idiot who knows he’s about to wake up to reality. If I could only avoid sleep. But I can’t. I try to tell myself what to dream. I try to dream that I am flying. Something free. It never works.”

        From the movie “Vanilla Sky”. My favorite quote.

      • heh, if i could convince myself what to dream, i would never wake up! LOL!

      • Sky Vani says:

        …a dream would be reality and reality would be a dream…

  3. rjl2727 says:

    outstanding my friend! it hits so real with me, this hope and desire of letting go of all the baggage that once held us down, and moving upward into a new reality of peace and hope.

    • rjl, all the thoughts you expressed are in this poem, ty for recognizing it
      and i’m glad to meet someone else with whom these words and desires resonate.
      in one of these dreams i actually tossed our car in to Lake Michigan, and was
      quite happy to see it disappear into the water making a tiny splash as i floated up and up.

      • rjl2727 says:

        your writing is superb. you have a gift for expressing the heart of deep existential concerns with an economy of words. i truly am grateful to have discovered you and your work. keeping writing my friend, but do keep your car – you may need it. bob

      • well ty bob, i appreciate that a lot. it’s why as a poet and a writer of prose, i’ve gravitated to
        Haiku and now the Tanka forms. the syllable discipline at first seemed like a restriction, but it
        has helped me be very selective in all my other writing.

      • rjl2727 says:

        that makes good sense. i need to do more haiku and try tanka.

  4. SirenaTales says:

    beautiful and luminous…thank you. xo

  5. Noora says:

    “i once recognized.
    falling… far away from the
    life i’d once known…
    my past… like boats float along
    an infinite horizon.”

    touched me deeply!

  6. Skye says:

    I loved the dreamy feel of your words. When you feel yourself getting lost in each line, you know you have found perfection. Thank you for sharing.

  7. beautiful! the imagery is stunning. I love the part about clouds slipping from your fingers and tumbling upward. And the photos are so perfect. Are they yours?

  8. finally…flying free…again Beautiful.

  9. Listen to them when you have them continue for days, be as rich as you can be with the lessons they surly hold for you and ENJOY THEM!
    Dreams happen only when we fall into deep, gentle rest which is most needed in today’s world. Have a great weekend of DREAMING 🙂

  10. Intriguing contrasts and colloquial contentions that could be interpreted as personal introspection moving into retrospective profit. Excellent friend ~ Debbie

  11. “angelic music washes
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    clean my memories,
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    sharing innocence with stars…”

    just this, in and of itself…is perfect

  12. Twig says:

    Sorry about that last comment goof… What I wanted to say was, you are kinda amazing, but I bet you’ve heard that before. I love this post… Also, you have an email from snappingtwig@gmail when you get a chance – thank you so much!

    • that’s ok, was trying to reply with something witty (crickets) so you kinda’let me off the hook, lol! i deleted it for you.
      ty, (blush) i guess i have but i have a hard time believing it honestly Twig, i do know with my writing as apposed to my
      painting, i am fearless. writing feels like a second skin, where in painting i was always looking in from outside myself.

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