What Dreams May Come

Clouds Over Atlantic
When pure dreaming helps the seeing
Stars shine. Sunlight’s setting, fleeing.
Deeper darkness cracks decreeing
Once aware now always being,
     Smiling, feeling all that's true.
Like a myth made fact by living,
Turning, dawning, lightness giving,
Faithful beyond magic, winning
        Life with understanding too.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme ‘What dreams may come’ and to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. What made me smile? When I looked up I saw Venus and then Jupiter – and then I realized that other mysterious dim light, higher up and not in the photo, was Saturn.

The poem practices imitating other poetry. What I am imitating here is Tennyson’s rhyme and meter in The Lady of Shalott. I’m not sure what my poem means. Hopefully it brings a positive smile.

Linked to dVerse Quadrille where De Jackson is hosting with the word ‘crack’.

This Thursday at dVerse Meeting the Bar I will be featuring imitation as poetic practice. You may pick whatever you want to imitate or you may pick Tennyson as I have.

Venus and Jupiter and Lights
Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

66 thoughts on “What Dreams May Come”

  1. Saturn is ever mysterious… One problem with living in a valley is that I don’t see enough of the stars or planets. Yeah, seeing those beautiful lights up there is something to smile about.

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  2. Starry nights to dawn’s sunlight rays, this is magical.
    Thanks for sharing the week smile by Trent P. McDonald, i ‘ll post it on my whats app status for a while
    Happy Monday


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  3. Beautiful rhythm to this, and it does have a dreamlike quality.
    It’s fun to see the planets in the sky, too. Sometimes I see them in the early morning sky (though I’m not very good at identifying them).

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  4. Living in the city, I’ve almost forgotten the glorious site of the night sky peppered with stars. This is a beautiful write, Frank. You have a poet’s soul.

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  5. “Like a myth made fact by living”

    Great line. I like the way your poem flows as even the words flow from day to night.

    Great picture too. What serendipity to get three planets in one shot.

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