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THE REQUEST

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THE REQUEST

O let my dreams all

Come true, that

My love and I, we

Shall always see

The very best of each, or

It may someday seem

Our life together is

A sham (I pray not) but

Lo, when a

Life-long dream

Is so close within

Our grasp, we want…nay, need a

Reason to believe in our dream.

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© 2016 BS

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For dVerse Poets  https://dversepoets.com/2016/05/05/dverse-meeting-the-bar-the-golden-shovel-form/

Meeting the Bar: The Golden Shovel Form – Take a favorite line from a poem. Create a new poem, using each word of the chosen poem’s line, making them the last words of your new poem. When reading the new poem down the right side, it should be the exact line from the chosen poem.

For example: My chosen poem was “A Dream Within A Dream”, by Edgar Allan Poe. The line is: “…all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream…”

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

SOCS – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – REAL

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For today’s SOCS, the word topic we are to write about is – Real.

Find out more about this weekly fun challenge, see other entries, and join in! Click below:

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 26/16

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All I’ve been thinking about since seeing the topic for today – Real – is the song by Queen, “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Over and over in my head, I’ve been singing it…a persistent ear-worm! I like the song, so it’s ok. ~ …Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, No escape from reality…” 🙂

So, some other thoughts about ‘real’ are these:

  1. One of my favorite quotes is by Edgar Allan Poe – “…All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

That really gets me thinking. What if it’s true? What if this real life we think we are living at the present moment, is not really real? What if it is just a dream we are having, our soul is having, as our ‘real’ self is living elsewhere…asleep? I love thinking about this stuff!

2. The word ‘realty’ as in selling houses? I can’t ever get it right. Is it – real-T, or re-la-ty? Well, I’m sure it is the first one, but always seem to pronounce it the second way.

3. So, when we type our text messages, type our thoughts on our blogs, to people, we sometimes say or feel it is not really real. I mean, the people we are communicating with, we never actually see, or even know, firsthand, in person, face to face. So, we say things, and then qualify some statements as being ‘in real life’ or IRL

4. When the weather guy/gal on TV talk about temperatures, either hot or cold, sometimes they mention the ‘real feel’. The actual temperature will be one thing, but it ‘feels’ like hotter or colder, according to the wind, or humidity. I don’t like the term, ‘real feel’. It sounds silly, to me. And, then that’s silly, because I do like words that rhyme. Go figure!

Well, as they say… (and who are ‘they’?) … it’s been real… and that’s it for this post today! 🙂

Enjoy your weekend!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2016 BS

NABLOPOMO – # 25 – 3 QUOTES IN 3 DAYS

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NABLOPOMO – # 25 – 3 QUOTES IN 3 DAYS

This is the 25th day of NaBloPoMo, which you can find out about here

It is also the 25th day of NanoPoblano (the tiny Peppers) which is here

Today’s post is the 3rd Day of the 3 Quotes in 3 Days Challenge

The rules are:

Thank the one who nominated you for the challenge and link back to them

Find a quote to post, each day, for 3 days in a row, and write a little about it

Post the rules on your blog, and nominate 3 others (and let them know)

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This has been a fun challenge, and I’d like to thank Yinglan again for nominating me. She writes a wonderful blog, and can be found here

In turn, I nominate You…anyone who would like to take part in a fun challenge!

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EDGAR ALLAN POE – January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849…

Poet, Writer, Editor, and Literary Critic

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By this quote it would seem that you should pay attention to your day-dreams. Allow yourself to wonder, to wander through your dreams, without distractions of modern technology. Just be quiet, sit still, and let your thoughts drift through your mind. You’ve heard of free-writing…this is the same, just let your subconscious lead you, for a change. You will be surprised at what comes to mind…maybe silly, maybe an answer to a problem, and at the very least, an interlude of peace from the bombardment of everyday trials. I would say day-dreaming is good for your soul.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

© 2015 BS

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WRITING 101 … HOOK ‘EM WITH A QUOTE

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Today, we were tasked with writing anything we wanted to, but to first find a quote we liked, and put it in a block quote. This is done by using the quote symbols up above this writing screen on my blog. Ok, here goes, let’s see if it works. 🙂

~All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream~Edgar Allan Poe

~They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night~Edgar Allan Poe

In 9th grade, I wrote an English essay about Edgar Allan Poe, after reading his poems, essays, and short stories, all those years ago. I’ve been fascinated with his life (born in Boston, MA on January 19, 1809), and death (October 7, 1849) for as long as I can remember.

I believe the dark subject matters he wrote about caught my interest because I’ve been aware of strange things in the world, from a very young age. I’ve written of some of the things I’ve experienced. You may want to read these…they are in the menu section of this blog, under ‘Ghosts and all Weird Things’. I think it all began because my grandmother lived in a haunted house, which I’ve written about. Strange and difficult to ignore, or explain incidents still happen from time to time.

The above quotes are about dreams. Poe writes a lot about dreams. They are pretty strange, and makes me think deeper about what is a dream state and what is reality. There are so many ‘what if’ questions. What if this life we are living is nothing but a dream state we are in, while we are living another ‘real life’ somewhere else…maybe in another dimension? That’s just one conundrum.

I’m sure everyone has wondered where their dreams come from. There are dream analysis books, of course, that try to decipher the meanings of dream subjects, but I think that’s just someone’s opinion, right or wrong.

I have many dream journals that I’ve written. I like to keep them and read them later. Some are funny and bizarre, some are scary, and some must be just a way of dealing with whatever has been going on in my life. They are all interesting. Another time I may get all philosophical about ‘day dreams’.

So, Poe’s thoughts about dreams resonates strongly with me.

What about you? Do you remember and write down what you’ve dreamed about, during the long, dark hours of night?

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }I{

P.S. After trying over and over, I couldn’t get the block quote to work at all. Sorry.

POTLUCK POEMS

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Today’s suggestion from the Daily Post, Writing 201: Poetry, was to share a favorite poet’s poem.

A favorite poet of mine is Edgar Allan Poe (American author and poet,1809-1849) As far back as middle school, when I wrote an essay about his life, I’ve been fascinated by all his work. Most everyone’s heard of the ‘Raven’, which I love, but there were many more, that evoke a darkness…a mysterious feeling.

A DREAM

In visions of the dark night

I have dreamed of joy departed;

But a waking dream of life and light

Hath left me broken-hearted.

Ah! What is not a dream by day

To him whose eyes are cast

On things around him, with a ray

turned back upon the past?

That holy dream, that holy dream,

While all the world was chiding,

Hath cheered me as a lovely beam,

A lonely spirit guiding.

What though that light, thro’ storm and night,

So trembled from afar–what could there be more

In Truth’s star purely bright

Day-Star?

~Edgar Allan Poe

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Another poet I’ve been interested in reading about his life and work, is Oscar Wilde (Irish writer and poet…1854-1900). He led a very controversial lifestyle, and was even imprisoned for 2 years because of it. This is either a poem or quote that reads as a poem, and I couldn’t find a title for it, but I love the words.

UNTITLED?

Run your fingers through my soul.

For once, just once,

Feel exactly what I feel,

Believe what I believe,

Perceive as I perceive,

Look, experience, examine,

And for once…just once…

Understand

~Oscar Wilde

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These next poets, I have found through social media, and write some of today’s best poems (my opinion)…

Michael Xavier

Lang Leav

Michael Traveler (Traveler on the Backroads)

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Thanks for stopping by! 🙂