lucid this once

a brilliant birdland

hid in sleep


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem #658, First Dream (Hatsuyume), another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s something dream-like from Jimi –

6 thoughts on “Lucid

  1. Hey, you can’t go wrong with Jimi, can you? One of my favorites. Stevie Ray Vaughan did a great version too.

    Open to so many interpretations ….! Very mysterious 🙂

    • I was quite surprised by how many versions there are on YouTube, but had to stick with the original in the end – his guitar is like sunshine here 🙂

      Since the prompt was about dreams I thought it fit to leave it mysterious and a bit abstract when normally I wouldn’t 😉

      Do you have lucid dreams? Whenever I do I say ‘oh I’m asleep, great, let’s go flying!’ Because it’s the one thing you can never do in the real world and it feels beautiful when it works – though even in dreams sometimes it doesn’t 😛

      • I don’t necessarily have lucid dreams — it’s more like I realize partway through that I’m dreaming and can “nudge” a dream in one direction or another. And I can “seed” my dreams with all kinds of suggestions before falling asleep. Very envious, though, of the folk who *do* have lucid dreams!

      • Oh I can’t seed my dreams with suggestions – that’s cool. And when I do get to lucid dream it’s a fine line between realising the fact and not becoming “too aware” that I’m asleep, which wakes me up.

        Even so, if I’m about to go flying, especially if I’m going to jump from a window, I do have to do a little double-take first – “this is a dream, right..?” – otherwise it could get messy 😛

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