One Single Impression: Preponderance

All day I pondered
These words of Thoreau:

Our truest life is
when we are in dreams
awake.

In dreams awake,
I saw the heron
Take flight
In response to my footfall,
Watched the sun
Fade behind weakened
Rain clouds,
Heard the muskrat
Break the surface
Of the water in the ravine,
Felt the breeze
Brush past me to dance
With the cattails,
Saw the day end
Beautifully.

These dreams
Spread themselves
Like a pretty dress
On the bed of my hopes.

I will put them on,
Stand straight,
And step into the day--

A dream,
A life,

Alive.

Comments

  1. This is a good propulsion to stepping out.

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  2. Thoreau's words ring so true...and a good poem, Sandy :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  3. that is so beautiful, Sandy.
    All the images are beautiful, but this verse:
    "These dreams/spread themselves/like a pretty dress/on the bed of my hopes."

    All I can say is WOW!

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  4. Superb as always, Sandy, and I always look forward to your post for One Single Impression. I totally agree that this line, "These dreams/spread themselves/like a pretty dress/on the bed of my hopes.", blew me away! Awesome! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. there is so much to be alive to, I almost didn't take a walk today because of the heat-80 degrees at 8 am but I was happy to get out and move, breathe fresh air and clean out the cobwebs in my mind so I can start my day...

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  6. I will put them on,
    Stand straight,
    And step into the day--

    Mmmmm to dip and dress ourselves in our dreams and bring them into the day of our life!

    Wonderful thoughts

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  7. A dream



    A life


    great post

    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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  8. A very beautiful poem, Sandy. Excellent image in the lines:
    These dreams
    Spread themselves
    Like a pretty dress
    On the bed of my hopes


    Happy Sunday :-)

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  9. right words...pure reflection..
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/07/reflection-3/

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  10. You can see nature, and then you can SEE it. You saw. Excellent.

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  11. We are nothing without our dreams; what a lovely tribute to that which indeed makes us feel alive.;)
    Have a lovely Sunday,
    xoxo

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  12. And what a beautiful dream (day) it is, filled with nature. As I read your poem there are hints of melancholy for me. There is always promise in the dawning of a new day. Enjoy this one.

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  13. Don't have words.. what a lovely poem..wearing the dress of your dreams..stepping out..wow!

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  14. Anonymous2:05 PM

    Am going to copy the Thereau quote. It and your poem fits the prompt so well.

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  15. a dream awake!

    Just beautiful.

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  16. Anonymous4:58 PM

    that was wonderful sandy as always..

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  17. Beautifully written! Great take on the prompt!

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  18. Yes, to dream awake -- wish I did so more often. Thanks for the reminder. Lovely post.

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  19. to be able to spread your dreams out on the bed of your hopes like a pretty dress is a good reason to dance.

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  20. It's all an awake dream, isn't it? Lovely flow, takes me right along...thanks so much.

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  21. So very true. I find something every day which reminds me of this.

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  22. So beautiful...the words gave substance to mind blowing imagery!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  23. you are able to live those beautiful moments just living in awareness...

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  24. Dream walking - beautiful imagery!

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  25. Yes, very profound, we all wish to have or make our dreams alive, true...the wonderful dreams in our life!

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  26. love this ... especially

    These dreams
    Spread themselves
    Like a pretty dress


    beautiful!! i'm thanking Thoreau for inspiring you!

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  27. when we're in dreams awake.. yes.. thats the best life...

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  28. oh, I loved this.
    like Mary Oliver.

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  29. ohhh, what an awakening to a lovely dream...

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  30. What beautiful moments indeed- I loved the idea of your quote. I had a difficult time with the prompt this week- tough word!

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  31. amazing imagery & evoked feelings!

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