Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership


See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places



Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

Last Night I Dreamt

ilene bauer Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled Last Night I Dreamt which was written by poet ilene bauer. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by ilene bauer

Best Ilene Bauer Poems

+ Fav Poet

Last Night I Dreamt

Last night I dreamt I wrote a poem
And it was all complete
But then, by accident, I hit
The key that said “Delete.”

I tried, in vain, to reconstruct
The words I’d deftly chosen,
But all my efforts were for naught;
My brain was blank or frozen.

I knew it was a masterpiece,
The best I’d ever written
And every reader, every judge
Would surely have been smitten.

When I awoke, I wondered
If my dream, perhaps, were true;
But since this poem is all that’s left,
That’s quite an ample clue.


August 2, 2013  ~ for Francine's contest ~ Humorous

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 3:15:00 AM
    a wonderful win Ilene, congratulations..... SKAT

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

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 2:40:00 PM
    yes, yes, this deserved best funny one for sure. CONGRATS

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 11:20:00 AM
    Cute one..I have hit that delete button in my brain several times..Enjoyed reading your winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 7:34:00 AM
    Funny stuff, but it has so much truth to it too..I have wonderful insights in the middle of the night..gone in the morning. congrats.BG

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:37:00 PM
    I know this feeling. Well done Irene.

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:04:00 PM
    I write them as I'm drifting off and if I don't drag myself out of bed by morning I don't remember any of it. congrats on your first place win in the humorous category

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 2:15:00 PM
    You've reiterated very well the poetry you lost. I too have had to pay at night the vacuous theif's cost. :)

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 2:35:00 PM
    Very nice!!That is why I write it first on a piece of paper :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:31:00 PM
    Another wonderful poem and I can so identify with it. Love it.

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Beautiful! I wish good luck. G.

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:07:00 AM
    hey, you rocked it, Ilene!! this for sure is gonna be on the winners' list. Francine just made a blog saying she only has four funny ones in her contest so far. You may have just pushed my skunky one out of the running. hahaha. Luv, Andrea