One Single Impression: Dream

The osprey sings of the hunt
To her hungry young
And feeds them.

The deer breathes lightly
On the trumpet lilies beneath the osprey nest
And vanishes within.

The turtle stretches his neck
In the direction of the deer
And steps toward the dawn.

Great white egrets step and stare
Step and feast.
The sun rises.

Wind and current engulf me,
Telling me to go, go, go
“What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story, And the greatest good is little enough: for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams”
( Pedro Calderon de la Barca )


  1. I like to think that life is more than an illusion. I like your poem. It brings several images to light that I like to see.

  2. Beautiful poem-such lovely phrasing. Your header is quite creative and shares a message we should all pass along. Mickie :)

  3. Beautiful words for the day and as always, they shine a lovely ray of light into my world! Have a wonderful weekend, Sandy!


  4. beautiful

    We are on the same plain. :)

  5. Anonymous7:00 PM

    Guess that one should indeed dare to dream more.

    Thank you for the courage. 'Dreams' of mine tomorrow. Please have you all a good Sunday.

  6. Ah, to be one of the mirades of turtles sitting on a log by the water dreaming in the sun!

  7. Drifted deep and deep. Thanks.

  8. Ah, to go deeper into dreams - and life. Beautiful.

  9. Anonymous12:07 PM

    and we build our reality with the "dreams" we have and give us beauty...!!

  10. Very beautiful Sandy.. life ia a dream or dream is life.. I have always wondered..will we finally wake up.. well going very deep..thank you..

  11. Anonymous9:38 PM

    So many beautiful dreamy images.

  12. Fabulous piece of work.
    The quote reminded me of the movie Inception.
    A dream within a dream within a dream.
    Lovely use of the prompt.

  13. What a lovely piece documenting an ecosystem at its best.

  14. Very peaceful and dreamy!

  15. Your poetry is so beautiful Sandy. I love this one.

  16. Such lyrically and imagery rich writing- this is just beautiful. A dream within a dream is a dream... Thank you for this!

  17. Anonymous3:28 PM

    a created picture, a created world with words... the connection of everything... "...row row row yr boat... life is but a dream..." i could not help it but sing this ol' song.... a beautiful post sandy

  18. What a beautiful dream to live...
    I go deeper and deeper...
    It is the Sandy way!


Post a Comment

Thanks for being here.