dreaming spreading dreams
tenderly he wrote a poem
splendid color sprang
(a poem from a senior’s mouth)
He dreamed he spread dreams under her feet –
royal purple in Many–Splendored Thing.
“Tread softly because you tread on my dreams,”
he stammered and fortified against laughter.
Many hopefuls have uttered same in caption
regardless usual flaunts and deaf-eared norm
Alas, dreamers never learn to love ration
or find real strength to quench deceiving passion
Words in italics are quoted from:
A Many–Splendoured Thing is a novel by Han Suyin.
“I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” Poem by W. B. Yeats