Dream World – My In Between Realm

Dream World

dream world
Dream World – my in between realm

Dream world is a place I go to
When the conscious mind is at rest,
It is an in between realm,
Before I reach the sub-conscious,
A realm where I can connect to
Other worlds or lands beyond
The veil, where the faerie folk live,
Or to the past where great poets wrote.

The great battles of wars fought,
The American Revolution,
And the American Civil War,
Often swirl through my dreams
When I research and write about them.
Great Generals who led their battalions
Into unknown outcomes,
Ride through dreams like phantoms.

Then there are the soldiers who follow
Their leaders with trust and loyalty,
Often a new story emerges about them
As they gallantly fight their way to victory,
Or struggle to overcome losses and wounds.
Many I have written about
And feel as if I know them personally,
As I cry for their sorrows.

Poets and other authors
Are always there to motivate me to write
And they have a great influence
On my poetry and style.
Yeats, Wilde, Joyce, Burns and Poe
Are just a few who inspire and ignite my soul.
Sometimes poets traverse through my dreams,
Like a parade of celebration for poetry.

Much of my poetry and stories
Are born in my dreams,
And from there find their way into words,
Words that please me and encourage me
To write more often.
Great novels, like Wuthering Heights,
Bleak House, Jane Eyre, Gone With the Wind,
Are always with me in spirit.

dream world
Dream World – my in between realm

Dream world is a realm I go to
Where my conscious mind is at rest,
It is an in between realm,
Before I reach the sub-conscious,
A realm where I can connect to
Other worlds or lands beyond
The veil, where the faerie folk live,
Or to the past where great poets wrote.
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© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I have always liked to write.It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.
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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that I write with spirit and heart. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. Thank you for visiting.

4 thoughts on “Dream World – My In Between Realm

  • April 20, 2017 at 12:40 AM
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    Yes, I too began many writing projects from dreams, even specific words written in the dead of night. Our dreams are a creative source of imagination and can inspire much of what we do and write about. Well done Phyllis

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    • April 20, 2017 at 6:17 AM
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      Thank you, Tony. It is surprising how much our creative minds produce for us, even when we are sleeping. Pleased you relate and enjoyed the poem.

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  • April 20, 2017 at 5:10 PM
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    This is a wonderful write, Phyllis. I have rarely been inspired to write from my dreams (I rarely remember them these days) so I am envious that you can. Great images accompanying this poem as well. Good job.

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    • April 20, 2017 at 5:24 PM
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      Thank you, John, for reading and commenting. I remember all my dreams, some I would rather not remember. Thanks again for your kind words, John.

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