Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Dreaming Again

I think I've said before that sometimes I dream little verses, and wake up with them fully formed in my head.

I don't know why my subconscious mind puts things in verse. Why can't it put them in great poetry, or sublime oil paintings? I am a bit embarrassed about the whole thing really.

But I woke up this morning at half past six with this:

When I am old, and you are dead
I shall not care what things are said
I shall not care what things are done
I shall not care for anyone.

I wasn't thinking of any person in particular, or any particular event: I just had a rather gloomy feeling about the passage of time.

Oh well, at least it was only one short verse. If they get any longer, or more frequent, I think I'll just be keeping quiet about it in case the men in white coats come calling.


Blogger Grumpy Old Ken said...

How strange. The mind is very strange. The verse thing is unusual too.

7:21 pm  
Blogger rhymeswithplague said...

When I am dead and dream no more,
And you are on the other shore,
I'll think of Leeds and London's fog
And smile with God about your blog.

8:41 pm  
Anonymous ruth said...

As subconscious verses go I would say yours is excellent, albeit (as you say) a little gloomy. I hope your waking hours are a little cheerier.

8:52 pm  
Blogger Silverback said...

Keep a pen and pad beside the bed and in no time you'll have enough to fill a book of verse.......and a better book than most on the market.

And then I can say I discovered you....and get 25%.

Yeah, dream on !

9:58 pm  
OpenID bigyellowtaxi said...

I never ever ever remember anyof my sleep writing. I'm so jealous.

10:34 pm  
Blogger Daphne said...

Ken - - yes, I think many would agree that my mind is very strange!! And the verse thing is not unusual for me - it's happened all my life from time to time.
Bob - most enjoyable, thank you.
Ruth - - thank you - - yes, it WAS rather gloomy, I do a lot of worrying in my sleep!
Silverback - thank you - - find a publisher and the 25% is yours!
Mike - I wouldn't remember it for long - I do keep a pen and paper by the bed because if I didn't write it instantly it would vanish!

10:46 pm  
Blogger Dumdad said...

The gloomy passage of time indeed, and yet the alternative is death. But I know the feeling.

Word veri: Mooni

Rather apt!

9:20 am  
Blogger VNTuongLai said...

__ You’re invited to view my latest video “684”__ a collection of some short poems. ( )

2:38 pm  

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