We remember remembering the past Dreaming of ourselves dreaming of the future Just now, we may have experienced something Seems dreams leave very strong impressions Dreaming of ourselves dreaming of the future Remembering vivid dreams we didn't have Seems dreams leave very strong impressions We are of impressions and sensations Remembering vivid dreams we didn't have Our dreams are replete with false memories We are of impressions and sensations Does one remember himself or another? Our dreams are replete with false memories Just now, we may have experienced something Does one remember himself or another? We remember remembering the past
W3 poetry prompt
This pantoum was written in response to Kerfe Roig’s W3 prompt ~ to write a poem in sixteen lines or less, in which the last line is identical to the first line.
d’Verse Open Link Night #317
I am sharing this new poem for today’s d’Verse OLN.
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
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44 thoughts on “Remember, or: Dream”
🤎 thanks, Annette 🤎
Intriguing words that left me feeling like I was looking through mirrors in front and in back of me. Dreamlife or life awake? I really enjoyed your poem.
Take good care.
💞 Ali 💞 ~ thanks so much!
BTW, please feel free to call me ‘David’. That is my first name. The word ‘ben’ means ‘son of’ in Hebrew, and my father’s name was Alexander. I created this blog in his memory.
I know it’s confusing because Ben is also a name in English… Sorry for the confusion, Ali 💓
I think you told me this before. I am so sorry to get it wrong. Names are important
😘 🤗 Ali 😘 🤗
Awake or asleep, dreaming or remembering…this is awesome, David! ❤️
💗 Punam 💗
Dreams are mysterious. Some are even predicting what’s going to happen. A great poem.
🤎 Michaël 🤎 ~ thanks 😊
How lovely! I’ve never heard of a pantoum before. Wonderful!
💕 Sharon 💕 ~ thanks!
David [ben Alexander]
This is wonderful and inspiring ❤️🌹
💖 D. A. 💖 ~ thank you so much!
Very Shakespearean! Are we ever truly awake? Or do we sleepwalk through our lives??
🤔 Muri 🤔