The anguish and the impossibility
That ever, a ballerina, I would be.
The dreams were sweet and full of harmony
That by them, in some way, I would startlingly
Dance on from these dreams to the true theatre, celebrity:
Save myself from a mindless and wretched insanity.
The unreal dreaming of a pubescent girl at play.
Who, even in dreams, failed the arabesque and saute.
Such dreams faded. They’d had their place.
Other dreams came, often lacking dignity and grace.
And in quite unbelievable dreams there were seagulls
And water, and rowboat and sharks and skulls.
I longed for dreams that were a total breakaway
Inanimate as a table; a table I was about to lay –
And there as before, unbelievable. But this time,
Dreams sweet with confidence; dreams paradigm.
Benita Kape © 14.4.2018
And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Dream dictionaries have been around as long as people have had dreams. Interestingly, if you consult a few of them, they nearly always tend to have totally different things to say about specific objects or symbols. Dreams, unlike words themselves, don’t seem to be nicely definable! At any rate, today’s prompt is to write entries for an imaginary dream dictionary. Pick one (or more) of the following words, and write about what it means to dream of these things: