Mystery symbols in our dreams
Are night's telegrams with strange themes
To grasp the message
Of what these scenes presage
The ancients knew decoding schemes
Author's note: Our inability and lack of desire to interpret dreams in the "modern age" is partly the result of our reliance on reason and science. Our predecessors would be shocked at how illiterate we are when it comes to this skill. Eric Fromm's book with the same title as this poem makes this exact point. It is unfortunate that modern man can not properly decipher these gems of information from the subconscious.