words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

When A Waking Dream Can No Longer Speak In Words

The moment I awoke I knew the dream would end in silence…

Sometimes in the waking a dream can no longer speak

the dream awoke …

with a stutter and a stir

it tried to find

in my mind

words to complete

a story unfolding

– boldly

in slumber

in death

a sleep with an end

and a dream

– with words

unable to speak …

 – a dream struggling to complete itself


7 responses

  1. Like it!

    May 31, 2012 at 7:22 am

    • Thanks Sonali, I appreciate you finding meaning in the work.

      May 31, 2012 at 7:15 pm

  2. You can always capture my thoughts in words.
    Those thoughts I can’t explain.

    It’s amazing, really.

    May 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    • Thank you Makena. This “thought” was hard to pinpoint. I awoke from a dream wherein the words I wanted to say were found wanting. Sometimes dreams end in this fashion.

      May 31, 2012 at 7:11 pm

  3. Ah dreamwork, its mysteries go well with poetry, excellent work! great photo too.

    May 31, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    • Thanks Gilly. This dream, which words escape me is kept alive with the poem and image. Dreamlike.

      June 1, 2012 at 2:11 am

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