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
She last said farewell
leaving soon for secret dale
tear-less silence veiled
Why you aim the sky
I am collecting my clouds
gently she gathers
Summer bid farewell
gently brushing through this trail
braving drought resisting
again ‘A’ scoring
it comes a time to move on
branching out alone
(in a nursing home)
Before waking fall
plucking age’s blue and white
she adorns its door
They went round these bends
sunny stormy come what may
one day at a time
“Set up road markers for yourself, make yourself guideposts, consider well the highway, return…return to these your cities.” Jeremiah 31:21
they did not plan it
to say goodbye on this lane
right after the curve
and make straight path
s for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. (Hebrews 12:13
Grand-aunt’s remarks: “off mango season.”
chagrined she heard them talking
too like her own friends
It is a mystery that we can understand one another in the universe. Human use mostly verbal and visual language to communicate. How do others communicate? Do things of nature or the supernatural talk? Indeed, often communication is through non-verbal and visual channels.
” The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
2 Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
3 They speak without a sound or word;
their voice is never heard.
4 Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
and their words to all the world.” (King David, Psalm 19)