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After Waking

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After Waking

A dream, even forgotten
Inspires something opaque
Translucent understanding
Flirting as the evening shade
In spite of these unclear notions
Abounding with enchantment
We indulge the only thing
Undefiled by a social entrapment
What's inside that open room?
Underneath your awareness
Caught ... entwined ... like insects
Fighting over the undergrowth
From all those enigmatic flashes
Into darkness, often we usher
Something astoundingly clear
Every worldly inhibition waits outside
Shunning undeniable madness, allowing nothing
Except the insane workings
Of greater understanding


*For David's Vow/Con contest

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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 12:31:00 PM

    ooh! I stumbled upon your vow-con entry! This is actually a great poem, deep in my opinion -- one that makes me think-- I think you did a brilliant job with the challenge-- really like this one and I hope to see this way up there-- and ah-- you are far too kind with your comments on mine, thank you. That made me laugh-- me? Intriguing? I think it's the name that makes me intriguing-- it's scheduled to change soon ;)

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 3:58:00 PM

    A lot of your writing is humorous, and should be collected and published. You do have a serious side though, as this piece shows. Very nice writing. Jack

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 7:07:00 AM

    had to re-read this, I bet you rank high with it, do you think we still have inhibitions in our dreams [I do ;)] write more of your dreamscape! Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 8:08:00 AM

    You really tickled more than a nerve..cos this ain t no easy challenge..Well done : )

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 12:35:00 AM

    ok, I am glad you corrected yourself on your last guess since LIttle miss muffet was on a spider and not a sheep. hahaha. The first one was Baa baa black sheep!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 12:18:00 AM

    enigmatic flashes. that really describes them. You did an outstanding job for having to alternate vowel /consonants. I have not even dared attempt this type of poem again. If you did it right, it's gonna be tops! (I'm too lazy to check it out. Kash checked mine when I posted it for the last contest and found two of my words were wrong. So I always mess these up)

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:49:00 PM

    I wonder if those dreams at night we can't remember are the ones we daydream about?...great poem Caleb ...Donna

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 1:57:00 PM

    I was too chicken to even attempt David's contest. The fact that you wrote something so profound while following his rules is mind-boggling to me! The first three lines really resonate with me.

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 1:48:00 PM

    You have a way with words which I find most enjoyable. "The insane workings of great understanding". Good phrase, my friend. Love this poem :)

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 1:34:00 PM

    you know..this would work for my contest too! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by my poems. Light & Love