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Down an old country lane Void of fortune and fame Lies a cemetery long forgotten Overhead, song birds nest Lullaby those who rest While the trees weep tears of cotton Neath a blanket of vines Hand woven by time Old stones with weather erased names Angels and crosses Marking loved one's losses Now trellises covered and stained The loyal trees stand guard Over the old graveyard Like sentinels guarding their queen As the vines slowly creep Covering those who sleep Embracing them while they dream original poem by Daniel Turner

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 10/24/2016 8:43:00 AM
How did I miss this richly layered piece of poetry? Your words hit a nerve as I lost a dear childhood friend of mine. Every stanza is splendid in sentiment, but I do love that first verse. Pensively perfect my poetic friend.
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Date: 10/2/2016 10:26:00 PM
You have woven a comforting blanket of tranquility and reverence in this lovely poem, Daniel. 'Embracing them while they dream...' beautiful...another one for my Faves. Sandra
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Date: 10/3/2016 7:06:00 AM
You're so sweet. Thank you Mrs Sandra. With friends like you, who needs contests. Nothing could be more rewarding. I appreciate your kind comments and your support.
Date: 10/2/2016 8:04:00 PM
You are so good at this!
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Date: 10/3/2016 7:04:00 AM
Thanks Mike.
Date: 10/2/2016 7:03:00 PM
Fabulous, DT - I especially enjoyed the last line of the second stanza - it popped out at an unexpected time and carried my heightened attention all the way through the end. Well penned
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Date: 10/3/2016 7:04:00 AM
Thank you, Phillip.You're a good friend. I appreciate your support.
Date: 10/2/2016 5:54:00 AM
All of a sudden, a guilt feeling has emerged upon reading this. It's like something has haunted me like a vexed specter. Well done, Daniel. ;)
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Date: 10/3/2016 7:03:00 AM
Thank you Moon. I'm glad you liked it. I appreciate you kind support.
Date: 10/1/2016 7:46:00 PM
Very nicely penned Daniel....
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Date: 10/1/2016 7:56:00 PM
Thank you, Joseph. I really appreciate your kind comments. Thanks again for dropping by. It's always a pleasure:)
Date: 10/1/2016 6:15:00 PM
Lucky for all the others who have entered that you have not Daniel.
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Date: 10/1/2016 7:53:00 PM
Thank you, Jean. That's a sweet thing to say. I appreciate your kind comments. Thank you for sharing your beautiful smile:)
Date: 10/1/2016 5:09:00 PM
so fluid in its pensive mood, daniel.. i wish you would enter this; constance would be delighted; i am!..huggs
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Date: 10/1/2016 7:51:00 PM
Thank you, nette, but she says in her contest guidelines that presentation is big for her. I have enough NA's already. I appreciate your vote of confidence and am glad you like it. Thank you so much!
Date: 10/1/2016 11:37:00 AM
Wonderful work DT, you should enter it...
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Date: 10/1/2016 4:38:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie. I've learned my lesson. When she says, presentation is big for her, she means it. I appreciate your vote of confidence.
Date: 10/1/2016 10:51:00 AM
Sorry I have just red not for contest x still a great poem x
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Date: 10/1/2016 10:50:00 AM
I like the theme while they dream, Very well done x GL if you enter x
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Date: 10/1/2016 4:34:00 PM
Thank you, Mrs Wendy. You are sweet. I appreciate you dropping by and sharing your smile:)
Date: 10/1/2016 9:42:00 AM
Enjoyed reading your lines..It is sad to see a cemetery no longer cared for by someone..It is nice to see one cared for by relatives but at least by a city or church or someone is nice..I try to visit my parents graves several times a year to make sure that they are cared for properly..Sara..Thanks for the visit..
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Date: 10/1/2016 10:23:00 AM
I really don't do cemeteries. I stay depressed enough already. Too many regrets buried there. Thank you so much for dropping by. You gave me some great memories today with your poem. I am grateful. You are a sweet lady:)
Date: 10/1/2016 8:59:00 AM
This is so beautiful!
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/1/2016 10:20:00 AM
Thank you, Mike:)
Date: 10/1/2016 6:19:00 AM
Rich and beautiful ... A great poem ...
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Date: 10/1/2016 8:29:00 AM
Thank you, Probir. I'm glad you like it. It's nice to see you today. I'm glad you dropped by. Hope you are having a great weekend.
Date: 10/1/2016 3:14:00 AM
Very nice one, Daniel:) I enjoyed this one, has a positive tone to it:)
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Date: 10/1/2016 8:28:00 AM
Thank you, Jo. I'm sure there are enough sad ones for those who like sad. I appreciate you dropping by. Hope you are having a super weekend:)
Date: 10/1/2016 12:20:00 AM
On one side of my house, at some distance is a cremation place and on other, a cemetery. Often I see people cleaning and planting flowers there while some tombs are long forgotten and lie in ruins. Anyway your poem brings the essential on how we care still for our loved ones. Such beautiful lines employed to say this. :)
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Date: 10/1/2016 8:26:00 AM
Thank you, Sunita. There are so many different beliefs and customs concerning the dead. I think that is why, we really don't know what happens. I appreciate your kind comments and support:)
Date: 9/30/2016 9:11:00 PM
Daniel, this is a fantastic write! Beautiful imagery and it flows so well. I really like this! Love, Kim
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Date: 10/1/2016 8:23:00 AM
Thank you, Mrs Kim You are so kind. I appreciate you reading and commenting.
Date: 9/30/2016 7:20:00 PM
Dead people dream, or just those who are actually alive but dead inside? Last dream I had was a nightmare. Don't dream very often at all, because of my Parkinson's and fibromyalgia I don't get into REM sleep. With the dreams I am prone to have maybe that's for the better.
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Date: 9/30/2016 7:41:00 PM
Thank you for taking the time to read, I appreciate your support.
Date: 9/30/2016 6:58:00 PM
Daniel - I love this, it may be a TURNER FAV to me. It is so poetically written, all ingredients are woven such. My adrenaline poem spot has gone off. CayCay (I made a comment under your comment, to you and Jan, regarding her Humpty Dumpty)
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Date: 9/30/2016 7:12:00 PM
I probably should have condensed the first two lines of each phrase into one sentence. The cadence is kinda hard to find this way. I'm glad you picked up on it, CayCay. Thank you for reading and commenting. Ilene and then Jan's poems were both great, I just piled on to Jan's.
Date: 9/30/2016 3:16:00 PM
You paint a great picture of this graveyard. Will you be going there on Halloween
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Date: 9/30/2016 3:59:00 PM
No, I'm really not much into graveyards (no pun intended). I was going to enter it into the contest but she like's a big presentation. I appreciate you dropping by. Hope you have a winning weekend:)
Date: 9/30/2016 3:01:00 PM
The imagery is fabulous Daniel - such a shame its not for the contest would be a number 1 on my list!!!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/30/2016 3:06:00 PM
I was going to enter but she likes a big presentation. I only do straight poetry. I'm just really not into all of that fancy stuff. Thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate your vote of confidence. Have a super weekend, Jan!