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Unicorn Dream

Updated on July 18, 2009

“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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    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      my life dream, Thanks for reading! :D

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      my life dream 

      8 years ago


    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      8 years ago from Ohio

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

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      8 years ago from UK

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

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      lxxy, I'm glad you liked the poem!

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

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      9 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond 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! ;) Not safe for werk, though.

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

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

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      Tom rubenoff 

      9 years ago from United States

      "flashed onto the retina of imagination"

      Very nice.

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

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

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      L. Andrew Marr 

      9 years ago

      Wow, this is fantastic =]


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      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      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

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      Cris A 

      9 years ago from Manila, Philippines


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

    • Shalini Kagal profile image

      Shalini Kagal 

      9 years ago from India

      That was truly magical k@ri - thanks!

    • Dheeraji profile image


      9 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!

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      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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      Paper Moon 

      9 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.

    • Frieda Babbley profile image

      Frieda Babbley 

      9 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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      9 years ago

      Wonderful, Fantastic.

    • k@ri profile imageAUTHOR

      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      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

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      9 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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      9 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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      Peggy Woods 

      9 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!

    • I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image


      9 years ago

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


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