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Elusive Dreams

Outside my window, the leaves are in a frenzy~ twirling, shaking and flying about the wind just sending them off in a scattered dance... so similar to the thoughts chaotic in my mind Sleep comes around, but the dreams do not. Or do they? And I've forgotten them yet again. They are but fleeting wisps for me... iridescent ribbons of subconsciousness winding through me, teasing, then eluding me When I try to touch them, my fingers ripple through a smoky haze So real to me, yet intangible Sometimes I wonder whether I could pour something over these dreams, Splash! And they crackle, crystallizing them, finally captured Smooth, sharp, tangible and then I change my mind, since it doesn't feel right... Like caging something to admire its beauty Somehow, even the word dream seems so ethereal to me, they are but soft whispers weaving through my slumbering self My dreams, they have a voice so melodic, yet incomparable so beautiful, yet unrecoverable My dreams, they come in color so alive, yet muted so alive, yet unreal My head touches the pillow, and I sink into slumber, a myriad of thoughts finally settling down, as undulating curls of dreams rise up around me Come to think of it, this creates for me such a fascinating image... Myself enveloped in darkness, with wispy colorful ribbons floating by all around me as I dream on... a quick reprieve from reality 08272011306p408

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Date: 12/13/2011 2:53:00 PM
Beautiful dreams nikko.....Good night,sleep well.OXOX Anne-Lise
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Date: 10/21/2011 10:08:00 AM
ok i am really too stupid most of the times
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Date: 9/4/2011 10:15:00 PM
So I see this is getting congrats on being featured.Congrats,Nikko. I am so hurting right now but i have just a few comments to go. I cannot afford to miss even one day here. hahha. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 9/4/2011 10:15:00 PM
and thanks for your wonderful comments as usual these past few days.
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Date: 9/4/2011 10:06:00 AM
I love this clever write on dreams, Nikko.
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Date: 8/30/2011 12:59:00 AM
wow! very elusive... and smooth .... i can listen to "peer gynt" at the window... looking out waiting for reality... wow! fits what i'm thinking... adding this to my favorites... ha ha ha! only cause this buttered up my thoughts, and i wish to read to my family... have a nice one,..p.d.
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Date: 8/29/2011 11:02:00 AM
Congratulations on your fine poetry being featured this week Nikko. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/29/2011 1:21:00 AM
Nikko how the heck do you do that? That is so impressive to write like that-to have such a vision and put it down in print! Thanks for your kind comments and I'm sorry that I got Chris started in chemist mode :) Maybe the two of you can help me accomplish my goal of memorizing all of the symbols-sounds like you know a bunch too!
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Date: 8/29/2011 12:05:00 AM
So glad I was able to read this before going to bed. It will take me to dreamland in the nicest way possile!
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Date: 8/28/2011 7:11:00 PM
Dreams are fascinating - yet so elusive as you show in your poem. Fine surrealist poem! Peace & blessings Matthew Anish
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Date: 8/28/2011 3:33:00 PM
congrats on your win. loved your use of expression in this write. Best wishes Em :)
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Date: 8/28/2011 3:04:00 AM
love the visuals great poem 7up
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Date: 8/28/2011 1:43:00 AM
hi, there, nikko. took an oxy tonight so I could sit here and type. haha. I don't scream like a baby when frightened. I think I just shot up in bed! Guess what I had watched the night i had that nightmare? The movie Carrie!! Do you know it? it starred Sissy Spacek as a crazy girl with telephathic powers and she set her high school on fire.
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Date: 8/28/2011 12:32:00 AM
Nikko, I think I missed this one earlier. Wow, what a great write. You know, you are someone who has a very distinctive style. I think if I were doing a free verse contest, I would always know it was you writing becuase you tell your thoughts in such a personal and straighforward way, while also mixing in wonderful images. WEll deserved win, my friend!
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Date: 8/27/2011 10:38:00 PM
Congrats Nikko sweet friend on your big win with this magnficent poetry luv... bravo on dreams..
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Date: 8/27/2011 7:54:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS my friend Nikko~~~~a well-deserved 3rd placement in the contest~~~smile and cheer~~~~*-*junjun
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Date: 8/27/2011 7:38:00 PM
Congrats on your win with this great work..Sara
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Date: 8/27/2011 7:36:00 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved placement in Debbie Guzzi's "Dream On" contest Nikko. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/27/2011 6:31:00 PM
Unique is the perfect description of your work. I found it interesting and mesmerizing. Lee
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Date: 8/27/2011 6:15:00 PM
I love to read your poetry, Nikko....! It always has a way of wrapping itself around and around....making perfect sense....but almost not....making me wonder what was meant, in part...but it never matters!! Fluid and lovely and always uniquely yours! Congrats!
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Date: 8/27/2011 4:48:00 PM
Well written nikko. Congratulations on your win
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Date: 8/27/2011 12:39:00 PM
What a wonderful start to my weekend reading your wonderful poetry. Thank you for sharing your writing Nikko. Hope you are having a beautiful weekend. Love, Carol
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