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Nocturnal Poetry

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Nocturnal Poetry

I dreamt a dream of poetry That was being written in my sleep Nocturnal thought scanning For the perfect words to keep Reading it over and over Making sure it reads just right Only then to be awoken Before the morning light Thinking I will remember it As my head is layed back down Then again to awake With not a single word to be found Being so upset for not writing The perfect poem that I dreamt My day began with sadness And a brain thats been half spent Now there is a pen and paper On the nightstand easy to find Just waiting for nocturnal poetry That may flow from my sleeping mind
Dan Kearley:11-9-11

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  1. Date: 12/4/2011 4:00:00 AM
    Lovely Dan, and very true! Annie x

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 8:19:00 AM
    Thisis very good, dan. I like it so much, a bit twisted at the end, but it only gave a perfect flow. Thx for stopping by.

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/29/2011 6:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for stopping by :o)
  1. Date: 11/18/2011 5:55:00 AM
    wonderful,,,i just have scraps of paper laying around everywhere,,,lol,,,the life of a poet.......what to do...

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/29/2011 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I know what your saying...Me to. Thanks for stopping by.
  1. Date: 11/18/2011 5:32:00 AM
    excellent poem. this happens to me all the time! so now i carry around a little book and a pen just about everywhere :) have an awesome day!------Elly

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/29/2011 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha,ha...Yes this is a true story.. :-)
  1. Date: 11/17/2011 9:07:00 PM
    A beautiful piece of poetry with a lovely inspiring note to it. It is with great pleasure to read you and I wish to express that you did an awesome job at expressing your thoughts so perfectly so and in such a nice poetic piece. Very nice!

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/29/2011 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much :o)
  1. Date: 11/17/2011 10:05:00 AM
    FANTASTIC

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/17/2011 12:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks,I'm glad you enjoyed.. :-)
  1. Date: 11/15/2011 6:28:00 AM
    So this happens to you, too! great expressive write for a familiar situation...I definitely understand. (And thank you for being a community builder and for unselfishly sharing your time to read and encourage poetry on this site. My life took a swift new direction about 8 months ago, and I have not been able to reciprocate. My thanks go to every community builder who enjoys poetry and encourages other poets, like I once tried to do. I love you…all! Lovingly, Dane Ann)

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/17/2011 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much! :-)
  1. Date: 11/14/2011 8:28:00 PM
    Excellent piece, Dan! I loved it! ;) Always, Laura

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/17/2011 12:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Laura. :-)
  1. Date: 11/14/2011 6:37:00 PM
    Isn't it a horrible feeling that one of your very best is lost!? It happens to me too and I'm too stupid to do anything about it at that hour. Fantasic write on a sad reality!

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/17/2011 12:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ha,ha. I was so pissed! Thanks Lizzy. :-)
  1. Date: 11/12/2011 11:46:00 PM
    DAN, a very strong,, poem,, i'm glad you found a way..... Enjoyed ~Have yourself a wonderful night.. Take care ;-) ..LINDA

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/17/2011 12:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Linda, :-)
  1. Date: 11/11/2011 7:39:00 AM
    i wrote a novel and instead of paper i used an empty marlboro box for notes...why? read my poetry....you are good man, and check this out in my 2 years in n.y.u.i carried a double major in creative writing and analytical poetry...Professor Levin dug my streeet poetry...but he had one complain once and that was when i used the word 'dreamt" and he said ain't no such words..."it's dreamed" i bet him an B plus into an A if i was right..we both are but i got a B- just because he knew i was the street and that''s where i should go back to,...i did your poem ends perfectly but for the fact that you have a sleeping mind..mine is comatose FONDLY IN FRENCH FRIES, FRENCH WOMEN AND FRENCH KISSES (no,i saID WOMEN PHOOL!) ~free cee!~ Phreepoetry

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/11/2011 10:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I changed it to dreamt...The reason that I had it the way it was is because I'm trying to stop using.. I .. so much in my poetry.But you were right it's Dreamt! I looked up Dreamed and found no def.But it does read better now that I changed it. Thanks.
  1. Date: 11/11/2011 7:36:00 AM
    Well, this is a strong poetry, Dan. I like how you started the poem... and the end...perfectly close it :) great package.

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/17/2011 12:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Dinda, :-)
  1. Date: 11/10/2011 11:33:00 AM
    That paper and pen are your nocturnal journal, Dan. I used to do this, but in the morning I could never remember what inspired the words I'd written. Now I just get up in the middle of the night and jot it down quickly. Very nice flow to your poem and the message is one to which many poets can relate. Love, Carolyn

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/17/2011 12:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    But I can't write when I wake like that.My brain doesn't work..Ha,ha
  1. Date: 11/10/2011 5:53:00 AM
    I have enjoyed reading your poetry and wish you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be Dan. May inspiration come into your soul each and every day. I will stop in at the Soup and see how you are doing from time to time. Love and best wishes always, Carol

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/17/2011 12:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol :-)
  1. Date: 11/9/2011 4:53:00 PM
    lol, it'll come, right? write on, dan, it will. here's to half spent brains!~N

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/9/2011 6:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hahaha... write on I shall...Spent indeed! :-) Thanks for stopping by.
  1. Date: 11/9/2011 4:30:00 PM
    The perfect dream lost in the rems of sleep, what a lovely write Dan..thanks for pointing it out for me, I really enjoyed it :) xx

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/9/2011 6:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you :-)
  1. Date: 11/9/2011 3:24:00 PM
    Ohh! I love the flow in this and the perfect rhyme! And lol that happens to me all the time. I'm writing in my sleep constantly thinking I will remember it and almost never do!

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/9/2011 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was such the perfect poem too. :-( oh well I'm sure it's in there somwhere...Thanks for the comment. :-)
  1. Date: 11/9/2011 2:05:00 PM
    I dreamed my poem "Dreams." I woke up, ran for my computer and wrote as fast as I could. Did the whole thing in ten minutes. Tony

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/9/2011 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I should have done the same thing! I thought oh I'll remember it. Nope. Lesson learned...