Daniel of Lucid Dreams ... A Poem

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'Watermark Voyage' - Enya



You call me to the path

Bathed in the light of tides...

Oh...how this heals the sharded heart

Through a thousand tiny prisms…


Here, we are one

Of glittering liquefaction

That mirrors and responds

In caressing folds of silver white

And lapis blue

Wet and smooth...


Here, in null of sun

And void of night

We ride the light of perfect sighs...


We speak not a word

And see the poet silent...


We think not of your death

For it is unknown here…


Until...


I hear the dissonance…


Does your promise bring you here?


Again…


Is dawn waiting to hide this in reproach?


Thoughts invade...

Relentless, silent tendrils

Folding the path of water inward

Upon itself

Seizing me from your embrace...


You follow me before I drift beyond,

Impaled in a wall of cloud shadowed blue,

Closing here

Becoming there...


I shock awake…

Unyielding;


Quietly, I find my box of secrets and open soft;

Your smile greets me in rugged grace

Imprisoned in silver frame;


As in life, your blue eyes draw me close

And my heart tumbles into them,

These small windows and mirrors I cup in my hands

to catch

the dream

that slips away...


And dawn steals the promise.












© 2011 Genna East All rights reserved.


Comments 56 comments

Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Wow! So beautiful..a dream that one may never want to wake up from. A healing dream perhaps. A peaceful and loving place of memories. Thank you Genna.Up and beautiful.

Sunnie


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Loved reading this poem as I listened the to the music. Then had to go back and listen and see the video part. Lovely!!


DanWW 5 years ago

Wow!! This is amazing Genna. The imagery is awesome.


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Absolutely exquisite. I read it twice. The dream is just as vivid with the music as without.

voted up/awesome and beautiful


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Welcome back. You have arrived in Grand style. This was powerful.


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Surabhi Kaura 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Genna East,

Such a beautiful poem. Nicely brought thoughts into words. Well done!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

That was wonderful, Genna.

Up, awesome, and beautiful.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Sunnie, Susan & Dan

Thank you; I am pleased that you liked the poetry.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Fay Thank you; I’m not sure if the music video takes away from the words. Good to see you!

@Mck Thank you…it’s good to be back. :)


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Surabhi I appreciate your kind words and for taking the time to read the poem.

@Will You are one of my favorite writers; so your votes of confidence mean a lot. Thank you.


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Rock and roll. I really dig your style; no superflous words, just the juice. Just the good stuff.

"Sharded heart" -- that's an original way to put the concept of a damaged heart. This is only one of the many word gems found here. Awesomeness. Peace.


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles

Genna- I felt swept along in ethereal beauty. Awesome!


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

This was so beautiful. Can I sing with you. This poem made my day so colorful. I really enjoy from word by word. Awesome. Well done, Genna. I give my VOTE special for you. Cheers....

love and peace,


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Doug Thanks Doug. In this dream, there weren't any extra words -- just images and feelings and senses and being here which becomes there. You said it perfectly about extra words being superfluous...that's exactly how it is.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Cat Thank you for taking the time to read this poem,and for your comments; I appreciate your input. :)


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Prasetio Thank you...what a nice thing to say. Always a pleasure to see you here. I appreciate your vote.


Maya 5 years ago

Wonderful Genna! You are so talented.


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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Genna, this reveals loss with a tenderness and elusiveness that first floats and then flattens me. Lovely.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

Genna, wow. I am not normally this speechless! I will resort to one word emotions!

'Oh...how this heals the sharded heart

Through a thousand tiny prisms…'

sigh!

'In caressing folds of silver white

And lapis blue

Wet and smooth…'

Mesmerizing!

'You follow me before I drift beyond,

Impaled in a wall of cloud shadowed blue'

Dizzy! I am going dizzy with delight.

What an absolute stunner you have penned here. Give me your hands and I'll kiss them. Awesome!


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CreatePerfection 5 years ago from Beautiful Colorado

Genna, your work is so deep and thoughtful. Thank you for this beautiful piece.

Up/Beautiful


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, this was absolutely beautiful! I read it once and then had to go back and have another go! lol lovely


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Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

Hi Genna - so beautiful! '....ride the light of perfect sighs' - such a wonderful dream world that one would never want to leave!


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Maya and Storytellers Thank you for your kind thoughts and comments. I truly appreciate them.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Doc Thank you...I am very pleased and humbled that you liked this poem, and took the time to comment on the wording; it warms the heart. :)


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Create, Nell and Shalini...

High praise coming from some of my favorite writers. It is always a pleasure to see you here, and I appreciate your comments and votes of support.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Thank you for ironing out my morning. God bless you dear!


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Micky Thank you...not sure what you meant but I always appreciate your thoughts. :)


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

I love this poem but don't have the words to explain why. It evokes memories I feel I should have or perhaps dreams I have forgotten. I recognize this illusive feeling and keep coming back to read it. The video is beautiful and goes well with your words. The photo is well chosen and I am so glad I have come across your hubs. Voted up beautiful and awesome. Thank you.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you, Spirit. I appreciate your thoughtful comments and vote of confidence. :)


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epigramman 5 years ago

......well it's always the (hall) or (trade) 'mark' of a great writer to be able to take their readers (literally in the canyons of their minds) to another world of imagination through the effortless selection of a few well chosen words ..... and you are perfect living proof of this very craft - thank you for stepping 'outside the proverbial box' and allowing us to take this poetic journey with you.

And thank you for one of the greatest comments ever on my Wal*Mart piece - it doesn't get any better than that - and what makes it sweeter is that it comes from someone as special and unique as you. And please feel free to post it at Wal*Mart if you so desire - but will it allow me an employee discount? lol lol - I live not far from a Wal*Mart in Simcoe and I go there all of the time!!!!!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Absolutely magical! Trenscending. epi-man said it all...you are truly unique. Admirable. :)vocalcoach


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Epi Thanks Epi. Your comments are always so unique and special. I am grateful you liked the poem. Thanks for the go-ahead with the posting...your poem was simply terrific. :)

@Vocal I am delighted you found this humble poem magical. It is always good to see you here, and I appreciate your wonderful comments.


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Damn reality ruining the good stuff. This was awesome Genna.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Randy Thanks, Randy. Lol...yes sometimes reality gets in the way of the good stuff. :)


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

These words like most of your words leave me spellbound, simply brilliant what more is there to say.

"As in life, your blue eyes draw me close

And my heart tumbles into them,

These small windows and mirrors I cup in my hands

to catch

the dream

that slips away...

And dawn steals the promise"

This poet is silenced, yet I read your dream and my senses soar. Thank you Genna this is exquisite. Bravo, I humbly applaud you.


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kittythedreamer 5 years ago from the Ether

wow, what a beautiful and capturing poem, genna. very deep and soul-felt. i am an avid lucid dreamer and felt like these are the words that i have only wished to write to express how unbelievably gorgeous and embracing a lucid dream really feels. thank you for your splendid words and imagery. voted up and beautiful. i only wish i could write so flowingly. :)


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@saddlerider Thank you, Ken. I am grateful for your comments. This was a personal poem, and one that I almost did not publish. Your kind and thoughtful words mean a lot.

@Kitty Thank you for stopping by, and for taking the time to read this poem. I am touched by your comments, and appeciate your vote of confidence.


CalVera 5 years ago

This one took my breath away, Genna!


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@CalVera Thank you again, Cal for your support!


jon79 5 years ago

Simply beautiful and awe inspiring genna. The imagery has a bittersweet memory that is locked in a box of secrets. This is someone who was and still is very special to you and visits in your dreams. Such lovely poetry brings tears to the heart.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@jon

Thank you for your kind words and perception, Jon. This is Daniel in "Song of the Tenderloin," and "The Maximus Poet." Best wishes to both you and your wife, and I appreciate your ongoing support.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

This received my vote today for most beautiful Hub. FYI


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hi Mck...

Thank you so much! Sorry I have been so absent of late. I'm not familiar with the votes on the hubs, but I will definitely take peek; I am so honored that you thought of me. It made my day! :-) Hugs.


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molometer 5 years ago

Beautiful. I have no other words. Thank you.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you, Michael, and welocme to hubpages! :-)


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you, Michael, and welcome to hubpages! :-)


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Beautiful, beautiful writing! I think I will share this---


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you, Audrey. This poem is very close to my heart, and it touches me deeply when people appreciate the words. :-)


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

Absolutely awesome. You write so beautifully. Up, awesome and beautiful.


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mckbirdbks 3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

This is still the best piece of writing on Hubpages.


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@KoffeeKlatchGals

I am grateful for your generous words and votes. Thank you! :-)


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Mckbirdbks

Thank you, Mike. Your comment means more than you know. This dream was deeply personal, and not easy to write. The dream kept drifting in and out of lucid dreaming. The memory, the images and the words will always live in my heart. I will never forget.


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Prisana 3 years ago from Thailand and Colorado

Heartfelt words and soul soothing music! I never cease to be amazed by the incredible talent I find among Hubsters...you are yet another breathtaking gem of a poet. Thank you for sharing your lovely poem...the ebb and flow of your words were perfect.


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you, Prisana. I am so pleased you liked this poem for it holds a special meaning for me. It's good to meet you, and I look forward to reading your hubs as well. :-)


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Prisana 6 months ago from Thailand and Colorado

Hi Genna! I just saw your comment. If you have time please read my Oliver Stone story. I have updated it and working on finishing the story this year at long last. 25 years in the making!


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Genna East 6 months ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you. I certainly will...I look forward to it. :-)

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