Unicorn Dream

“But within me the unicorn still remains, a formless shadow in the spaces of my mind”—Josephine Bradley, In Pursuit of the Unicorn

 



Artwork by Cris A
Artwork by Cris A

What stately beauty my eyes glimpse

Drive-by splendor of glimmering dream

flashed onto the retina of imagination

Here and gone, caught forever in a mind

enthralled by grace. Reveal the heart

hard held, frigid, petrified bewitched with

ephemeral illusions of truth. The instance of

desire diffuses, softens the bulwark of emotions




Softened core remembers, allowing second glance

A euphoric dissolution of life’s hand wrought chains

concedes exhilaration. Enchanted gaze, revelation

aware again, living, breathing, loving. Hard held fist

blossoms revealing passion, warmth, joy

Agony, fury, misery spirit away, butterflies in a tornado

Alluring glimpse, shimmering rapture of days long gone

Caught by headlights, flickering on consciousness




Myth or fiction, truth and beauty embodied

Espied with heart’s pureness, glimpsed through love

Living now where chains once held hard

Melting, blooming, beginning , arising, discovering

lost self anew. Freedom found, shackled no longer

wild tenderness overflowing, fierce goodness,

unconquerable truth. Play with me, befriend my soul

Guide my steps past old truth into new.




Glimpsed in a moment, engraved a lifetime

Renewed spirit embraces reborn soul

Mysterious legend glanced but a second

Instills corporeal, guileless truth to mortals

Released from servitude to past afflictions

Mythical bringer of wisdom, truth and hope

Entices me to lay down the yoke of hurt

Escorting, mentoring, inspiring me to love


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

WoW!! xD ~ This is magnificent, k@ri! :)


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Wow! That last photo with the unicorn, woman, swans, butterflies, flowers, stars and space so aptly matches your poem. Where did you ever find that image? Beautiful!


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VioletSun 7 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I add to the WOW'S!!! This was absolutely beautiful, the poem and the photos. Wow, again!


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

BIG WOW! ! ! from me too..gee whiz what has gotten into everyone lately...Nice very nice my dear..:O) Hugs G-Ma


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Invictus, Thank you!

Peggy, it took some searching, but I found it on Photobucket. Thanks, I too felt it fit! :D

Violet, you all are too kind! Thanks!

G-Ma, I was looking, once again, at Cris' pictures, and thought, what would I do if I saw a unicorn? It melted my heart. :D


TheSandman 7 years ago

Wonderful, Fantastic.


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Beautiful. Fantastical. Perfect. I love it. I'm coming back for many reads. Thanks k@ri!


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

What stately beauty my eyes glimpse

taken into my minds eye

your poetry digs deep and releases the soul.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Sandman, Thanks! :D

Thanks Frieda, I'm glad you like it!

Paper Moon, Thank you very much! It releases my soul, and if it does this for others, I am very happy. :D


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Dheeraji 7 years ago from Leicestershire

I love this hub very much,

Such enhanced words creating a magically and mythical sense of imagination. Well done k@ri!


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

That was truly magical k@ri - thanks!


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

k@ri

The words just tumble out to enchant. Pure magic! Thanks for sharing :D


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Dheeraji, Thanks...magical and mythical were what I was after!

Thanks Shalini! Just borrowing a little magic from the unicorn. :D

Cris, Your picture enchanted me and inspired this poem! Thanks for the inspiration, and I'm glad you like it!! :D


L. Andrew Marr 7 years ago

Wow, this is fantastic =]

Luke.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Thanks Luke! Coming from you that means alot!! :D


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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States

"flashed onto the retina of imagination"

Very nice.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Thanks Tom! I really appreciate it, that's one of my favorites! :D


lxxy profile image

lxxy 7 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

Beautiful...it leaves me speechless.

"Softened core remembers, allowing second glance

A euphoric dissolution of life’s hand wrought chains

concedes exhilaration. "

And on a funny...if not slightly crude note, here's one man's version of unicorn fun! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Psq2NFgWsZo ;) Not safe for werk, though.


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

lxxy, I'm glad you liked the poem!

Now the video...LMOA...never eat what others bring to work! :D


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Gigi2 6 years ago from UK

Delighted to have found this uplifting, beautiful hub. A magic start to my day. thank you.


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

Gigi2, Thank you...may the magic of the unicorn live on within you. :D


my life dream 6 years ago

Beautiful!


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k@ri 6 years ago from Sunny Southern California Author

my life dream, Thanks for reading! :D

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