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To have a Dream

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Martie
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To Have a Dream

So he said he could dream
couldn’t he

after the days of cheap wine
and darned socks
feeling the bite of snow
from the hole
the crack
the piece of life that flew
and hit him
and made forever close

at least he could still dream

And I thought yes I suppose you can

you can always dream
dreams are not earthbound
no gravity cements them
but only you can keep them safe
keep them from disconnect
shine their impossible perfection

You can even throw them away
where they fold themselves
on the wings of birds
then find them again
still hidden in the wooden planks
of the board-walk dancing on delight
in a gown of gossamer

A sweet dream song
is like an angel wing
of imagining

a dream of pure intent
is the whale calling
that stirs the nesting flowing pull
making bubble explodes

a dream of passion pulls
then torments with wiles
drenches sleep with perfume
and rocks the smallest chamber
that cushions love letting  

A dream is as diaphanous as breath
yet as sure that it can build a castle
stone by stone of river rock
as it can whistle
from a puckered five year old

but oh
when it touches the wrinkled waiting
of a promise

it whispers what hope is



In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
© Copyright 2000 Martie Odell-Ingebretsen - All Rights Reserved
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Ahh yes..this was wonderful. I do enjoy dreams, and the way you have described them here is excellent.  
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"A dream is as diaphanous as breath
yet as sure that it can build a castle
stone by stone of river rock
as it can whistle
from a puckered five year old

but oh
when it touches the wrinkled waiting
of a promise

it whispers what hope is"

absolutely supercallifrafillistic I am overwhelmed. Wonderful wonderful wonderful.
Marge Tindal
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3 posted 10-24-2000 12:44 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Martie~

Gosh ....
I just thought I knew what a dream was -
Now I know and will stay awake all night looking for one !

'You can even throw them away
where they fold themselves
on the wings of birds
then find them again
still hidden in the wooden planks
of the board-walk dancing on delight
in a gown of gossamer'


'A dream is as diaphanous as breath'


'but oh
when it touches the wrinkled waiting
of a promise

it whispers what hope is'


It just doesn't get better, does it ?
Yeah ... knowing you ... it will !
~*Marge*~





~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Daniel J D
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4 posted 10-24-2000 01:32 AM       View Profile for Daniel J D   Email Daniel J D   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Daniel J D

Martie,
"But only you can keep them safe
Keep them from disconnect"
So well written. Enjoyed this read.

Respond to my call and let the waves of my heart fill your life with the wonders of love
(Daniel J D)
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lol...martie ...how DO you do it ......a poem a day, and i could've sworn that no-one could write originally about "dreams".  i mean everyone has written everything there is to write about them ...no?

.......obviously not! while you are about.  quite a mind you have there M.

thank you

philip
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Martie, wonderful poem, oh the lure of dreams, oh this is so fabulous, and I adore this one. Truly love this, you are so good.
Take care
                      Marsha


Take back the hope you gave,- I claim
Only a memory of the same
Robert Browning
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Martie - I will never have another dream without remembering this beautiful piece of work....it is just so lovely.  Bonnie
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Martie,

but oh when it touches the wrinkled waiting
of a promise

it whispers what hope is

Superb!

Kethry


Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
Gail Sheehy
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Temptress--Glad you liked my description..thank you so much.

Bill--How come you know how to spell that word? Thanks for you wonderful reply, my friend...makes me smile.

Marge--You are soooo sweet!

Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed this, Daniel.

Philip--thanks for the mind comment...made me absolutely proud.

Thanks Marsha, you are so sweet.

Bonnie--thanks for such a lovely reply.

Kethry--you picked my favorite line...thanks.
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Nobody can weave a dream like you can
Martie...this was so tenderly beautiful and
full of your wisdom of dreams and
hope...beautiful work~
Jamie
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Didn't Walt Disney say " if you can dream it you can do it"?---lovely poem



Jamie

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito. - Virgil.
"Yield thou not to adversity, but press on the more bravely".


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Martie,
Wonderful paint, wonderful write, wonderful poem. *L*
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a dream of passion pulls
then torments with wiles
drenches sleep with perfume
and rocks the smallest chamber
that cushions love letting  

A dream is as diaphanous as breath
yet as sure that it can build a castle
stone by stone of river rock
as it can whistle
from a puckered five year old

but oh
when it touches the wrinkled waiting
of a promise

it whispers what hope is


===========================

So may I never grow up and lose my dream...no, I think I may not.  Wonderful weave you have given us...so do you send them is special "Martie" dreamcatchers?
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When dreams die all hope dies with them. Excellent writing, Martie!

Denise
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Butterflies--I'm glad you found some wisdom in this poem about dreams...

Jamie--I don't know who said it...but I think it's a wonderful quote...thanks...glad to see you!

Thanks Sy...glad you liked it.

Mark--You gotta catch your own dream, cowboy..I'll catch mine.  

Denise--Yes, that's true...the song from South Pacific...Happy Talk.."You got to have a dream, if you don't have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?"
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A sweet dream song
is like an angel wing
of imagining


Yes, it is. I know, because I've had such dreams, and still do sometimes.

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