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The Dream I Hate the Most

by Cliff Hanger 

Posted: 02 September 2016
Word Count: 48
Summary: Not sure if I interpreted the prompt or Oonah's dream. Anyhow here it is.

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The dream I hate the most comes
when the moon dallies full and long
over the far horizon.
Your shadow stands there
though I’ve never seen it.
Your voice lilts there
though I’ve never heard it.
Then I’m groping in the undertow
that imagines you as someone different.

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Edith at 09:09 on 02 September 2016  Report this post
"I’m groping in the undertow" -- captures perfectly that sense of trying to rouse oneself from the aftermath of a nightmare but the shreds of the dream keep dragging us back, like swimming in a lake where the branches of drowned trees keep pulling us down. 

It's amazing what a difference a superb final image can do! :)


Bazz at 21:20 on 03 September 2016  Report this post
The last lines really make this poem, they add a layer that captures the enigmatic quality of dreams. The face unremembered, the revelation lost at the point of waking.... The recurring dream that always seems to be trying to tell you something, but you can never remember what...!

V`yonne at 13:34 on 04 September 2016  Report this post
I agree though I think

when the moon dallies full and long
over the far horizon.

is so gorgeous and languid. I would get into this a little over the next few weeks and work it up. It's worth persuing.

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