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Last Night I Dreamt---

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Last Night I Dreamt---

When the nightingale sang, I was under the sun
in a place far away where my childhood began
With my eyes butterflies, that would flutter and scheme
to color my dream with a place I have been

Last night, in a dream, one to cherish and hold,
I traveled through time to an eve long ago
Though the volume was muted, it resounded with love
A day soft and gentle, like a song of the doves
I could hear mother humming, as the evening grew long
While my dad tended fire, a burning yule log
There was smoke in the breeze, and a whippoorwill's song
that drifted in moonlight, and sailed by the face of the moon

There were echoes I heard, of house in the dark
My cat nestled close, at the foot of my bed
I was wrapped in the rapture, in a place I have known
of a time long ago, that would someday be gone

But for now, I will cherish this dream that I own
Last night was a dream that was taking me home
When the nightingale sang, I was under the sun
in a place far away where my childhood began



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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 3:17:00 AM
    Carrie, a wonderful win.......... SKAT

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:03:00 AM
    Congrats Carrie! Well deserved... warm hugs xoxox

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 11:40:00 PM
    Hello Carrie, Congratulations in "Last Night I Dreamt ... contest :-)" xox~~~ always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 5:03:00 PM
    wonderful write, Carrie - sure to be a big winner

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 11:08:00 AM
    I am quite certain that this is the best free verse I have ever read! No surprise on my part that you placed in the contest; though I don't know what place you got. ~As regarding hypothetically entering my own contest, I am afraid that I am unjustly favourably prejudiced toward my own poems and I would win, so I won't risk it. ;) But it would be cool if someone else created some contests like mine, based on medieval mush and antiquated art. I'll blog my ideas soon to try to drum up support.

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 12:04:00 AM
    Dear Carrie,your poem took me to that special place that I did not want to depart from.Well done my friend and congrats on your win.Hugs

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 2:21:00 PM
    Ahh!! I am so delighted when I come to your work..It is always high quality poetry that I enjoy reading ..Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 7:35:00 AM
    So very pretty..I love it. congrats. BG

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 4:23:00 AM
    just beautiful! congratulations on a well-deserved win!

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:42:00 PM
    Well done! Congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:21:00 PM
    Congratulations on a very fine and well deserved win, Carrie! Excellent poem!

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:06:00 PM
    congrats Carrie on your second place win in the serious category, stunning entry

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 5:36:00 AM
    Dearest Carrie..Ow those childhood memories..and waking up knowing they are gone..I do know what that feeling means..I just wish to preserve time at least for my daughter so her childhood would be forever but yes that happens only in dreans.Tnks for sharing a beautiful dream sweet lady

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 7:29:00 AM
    Carrie, this poem is beautiful and breathtaking, well done and best of luck in the contest and thanks for all your comments on my poetry, Constance

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 6:41:00 PM
    You are a very good poet and I enjoy all your words. I hope you do well in the contest...Peter

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 3:26:00 PM
    The eloquence of the lines and choreographed verses ... absolutely stunning :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 2:49:00 PM
    A journey of family, innocence, & reality. Magnificent!