In My Dream (NaPoWriMo 2020 – Day 4)

I rode my bike to work, in last night’s dream:
It was a fine, warm spring day, in my dream,
Mothers were out with children, in this dream,
And old men walked their dogs through my dream.

I rode from my town to the next, in my dream,
And no one stopped me, no one asked my why,
And I saw two men talking, in my dream,
And even greeting others passing by.

A child—by the canal—was feeding ducks
And moorhens, and waved at me, in my dream;
At crossings I waited for cars and trucks
To pass: just a working day, in my dream.

I can still remember the world of my dream:
It was not so long ago as it may seem.


Note: today’s prompt from was “write a poem based on an image from a dream.” Because of the Coronavirus emergency, I have been confined at home with my family since the end of February: that means that any dream I may have regards a world I have not seen first-hand for over a month. Any image will do, really. In this dystopic world of ours, anything that seemed real until February 21st, 2020, now seems like a dream. (OK, I’ll stop there, otherwise I’ll start quoting Edgar Allan Poe…)
P.S.: to make the prompt-giver at happy, I included birds in my dream.

NaPoWriMo 2018 – April 14

Waking Up

A hatter with a teacup means
I got lost on my way back home.

But a hammer and a teacup is
some imminent catastrophe.

Seagulls wearing ballet slippers
are such a pain to see and hear.

A shark on a wobbly table
is no subject for a fable.

And a dentist in a rowing boat
will leave you in doubt, yet not afloat.

Today’s prompt from “write entries for an imaginary dream dictionary. Pick one (or more) of the following words, and write about what it means to dream of these things: Teacup, Hammer, Seagull, Ballet slipper, Shark, Wobbly table, Dentist, Rowboat.” If there is one kind of reference work I don’t care to consult, that’s a dream dictionary. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one. Which means that my use of the prompt has been rather loose once more.