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Cottony Dream

I am unplugged, bathed, clean-pyjama’d,
and my sheets, fresh as meadow-breath,
hug me with sun-spun calmness.
“Now, Mr Moon,” I whisper,
“stream me a cottony dream.”



For April 2019 Premiere 7 
Sponsored by Brian Strand

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 5/3/2019 11:22:00 AM
I am so proud of 'clean-pyjama'd' because it is lingo from my own world. I felt the clean body in the clean sheets, a feeling I love that makes me feel good all under and over, and the ending was a sweet poem sealer, Nina. Your creativity is bursting from garden to bed and even in the trash - I hope you have pen and paper or tape recorder handy in every environ you enter. I don't want to miss any of your muse's musings. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 5/3/2019 11:56:00 AM
CayCay, thank you so much. But here’s a secret. My recent love-affair with word-sounds, a love affair which I feel is set to stay with me for the rest of my poetic life, is HUGELY inspired by a handful of poets here - you, and Kim R, and Pixie Dust among them - whose poetry has an extra layer of meaning created by the sounds of the words. I adore this technique and have been working hard to try to incorporate it!
Date: 4/29/2019 7:31:00 PM
This is very light, whimsical, and conveys such a sweet and diaphanous feeling ... and for someone with DAD, such dreams are THE dream. Wonderful work, Nina! :-) <3
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 4/30/2019 1:50:00 AM
LOL ... never thought of that! Dream Anxiety Disorder, just fancy name for chronic nightmares. I am much better now, (it seemed to coincide with OCD - they think similar origins), but I still have periods - just getting over one. I've had years past when I was terrified to go to sleep, now it's intermittent, thankfully. I'm sorry you have sleep issues - not fun at all. I GET to sleep in about 30 seconds, (for real), but rarely get deep, relaxing sleep.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/30/2019 12:33:00 AM
What, dungeons and dragons?! ;-) Thank you very much. I’m no great sleeper either!
Date: 4/28/2019 2:16:00 PM
I'm going to learn this prayer by heart for my insomnia)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/28/2019 2:27:00 PM
Ah how nice! Thank you! It’s quite soporific isn’t it. Well, if it works...
Date: 4/23/2019 1:53:00 PM
I watched the moon as the moon watched me.....I love your view in the last two lines Nina. That full moon Friday gave me a wonderful fantasy dream. I loved this! : ) xxoo
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/23/2019 2:03:00 PM
I don’t think we had the moon as big as you did, but it was a little golden and there was some thin cloud in front of it so it looked so magical! Wonder if that’s why I woke up with this in my head actually! Thank you Connie :-)
Date: 4/22/2019 9:17:00 AM
A lovely, delicate poem, Nina. How cool to think of "cottony" dreams. Hadn't heard from you and wonder if that pendant ever arrived. Best wishes in Brian's contest. Hugs, Carolyn
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 4/22/2019 11:00:00 AM
Thank you very much Carolyn! I’ll send you a soupmail x
Date: 4/22/2019 8:12:00 AM
Oh this is wonderful!!! <3 Good luck in the contest! xomo
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Date: 4/22/2019 4:29:00 AM
Ah, Nina, I can smell those sheets and feel their crispness on my body!
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