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An Argument Re: The Need For Imagination

Updated on April 1, 2013
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

Dr. Emad Kayyam Dream work 1 Painting made by Emad Kayyam shows a dream that he saw in a night sleep one day when he was a medical student and I think its mean that we will have a new view and a very close understanding to the world of Astronomy and
Dr. Emad Kayyam Dream work 1 Painting made by Emad Kayyam shows a dream that he saw in a night sleep one day when he was a medical student and I think its mean that we will have a new view and a very close understanding to the world of Astronomy and | Source



i write the richness

of imagination

loosened

upon a realm of untasted possibilities

of dreams pocketed

against the dearth

of countless moments

of toil

in the work-a-day world

of the mundane



when the heart stops seeing

and the head

rows its way

toward the endless

acquisition of objects,

dreams gather lint

and stop speaking

the language of man

and we are all

diminished

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!!!

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Thank you so much suzettenaples!

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Oh, Audrey. Beautiful, beautiful. Deep, profound, tue. Not a word too many, and each word in its perfect place. I love this. Theresa

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Valleypoet!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Oh, yes!! Wonderful, Audrey. Your words have a great flow and are very creative. Voting up!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much LaThing!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Our imaginations are what make the world go round. I love to day dream and come up with an idea that really works.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Great poem and love the thoughts it engendered. Thank you.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Enjoyed. Never stop dreaming and believing.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Fully agreed. I like this:

      when the heart stops seeing

      and the head

      rows its way

      toward the endless

      acquisition of objects,

      dreams gather lint

      and stop speaking

      the language of man

      and we are all

      diminished

      Materialism and reality does diminish the imagination! Well said!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Beautiful...yes, what a dreary life we would have if we had no imagination!

      Voted UP, etc.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I can't imagine a day without imagination. Beautiful!!

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      Yes Dear 4 years ago from Cape Cod, USA

      Beautiful, and true.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      And we are all diminished! Awesome, simply perfect!

      Audrey - you say with tact and finesse - what I say with a hammer! lol..

      Hopefully - both methods have 'effect'!

      voting up and sharing forward...

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      Nikki Wicked 4 years ago from Louisiana

      Never stop dreaming, or believing, or hoping in something better and beautiful.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Just where would Hp be without man's imagination? Well of course those what ifs could go on forever. Much said in few words. The photo fits perfectly, too.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend this was a very wonderful poem that i enjoyed reading !

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      Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

      Audrey, amazing (as always) - your poems are like beacons for me, something for to aim for, brief articulations of pefection. I loved "the head rows its way towards the endless acquisition of objects"among other phrases - lots to admire and enjoy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      A brilliant poem Audrey and voted up as always.Voted up and shared.

      Eddy.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. Imagination and dream was my "bread and butter" at the oil company I worked for.

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      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      Without imagination, Audrey, as you so perceptively advise, 'our dreams gather lint' and we are no better than the most primitive of animals. Amen!

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      wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

      Great words on that needed thing, imagination.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Audrey this was so deep and profound.. you painted words that linger in the mind...voted awesome

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Excellent poem and message and I agree with you. Imagination is so important to our lives and living a full and meaningful life. I love the painting and what an interesting dream he had. Well written. Voted up!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Dancing Water!

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      Valleypoet 4 years ago

      Your poem has made a very convincing argument for the need of imagination!...beautiful write:-))

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Thank you Sherrituck!

      Enjoy your week Sueswan! I have break in another week!

      Thank you Dancing Water!

      Cyndi--we are all richer for your imagination!

      Jamie--you are a wonder! Happy Poetry Month to you as well!

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Beautiful imagery!! Dreams are so important, we dreamers will be lost without them..... Love the poem, lot to think about. Thanks for sharing, Audrey. Take care :)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Audrey, this is powerful and I feel as if it speaks to me directly, even though I know it doesn't. Happy Poetry Month. Jamie

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Audrey, this was beautifully written. I like "loosened upon a realm of untasted possibilities." That is imagination and dreams summed up perfectly. You've sparked my imagination by allowing us to read this. Big votes up!

      Have a great, creative day.

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      Dancing Water 4 years ago

      So very true! We never can be reminded enough. Wonderful poem! Thank you!

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Thank you Audrey. I hope you enjoy the month too. I am enjoying the last day of my week off. Back to work tomorrow. :)

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      HI Sueswan! Thank you!! Enjoy your day and enjoy the month!!

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Audrey,

      "dreams gather lint" Love the imagery. Time to dust off that lint and go for our dreams.

      Loved it.

      Voted up and away and sharing

      Have a good day. :)

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      Sherri Tuck 4 years ago from Virginia

      Very profound...I can't help but think what life would be like if not for dreams and imagination.