Dreams

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“Do dream, do dream,”
ear drums resound,
but dreams – are dreams,
they just abound.

A man did dream
and harpooned a Marlin;
then brought with him,
but a monstrous fin.

A dame did dream
marrying a rich prince;
she cracked her pot
and broke her dream.

A man did dream
to find an assassin
but found in him
the greatest sin.

“Do dream, do dream,”
ear drums resound,
but dreams – are dreams,
they just abound.

Copyright © August 21, 2018, Newton Ranaweera
Image source: Pixabay

Inspiration from Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea; Sophocles’ King Oedipus and a well-known tale.

44 thoughts on “Dreams

  1. I could see your Hemingway even before you mentioned him. The loneliness of men on their outings, casting line, a message in a bottle to a potential lover. But how do they get there, so far off in space and time, looking for love in a place no normal woman would run? But, I guess they must spend time alone with themselves, to get to know who they are? Today, the fires burn across California. Smoke and flames affect each gender the same. They sleep in beds and dream.

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