Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hanging Onto the Dream

"There's an in between time when you wake up,
hanging onto the dream, but beginning to remember
things you need to do today."
by epigrammatist and collage artist
Michael Lipsey
Contemporary poet, Barbara Kunz Loots describes the tension between possibility and duty with elegant simplicity. For her the "infinite possibilities" are "delicate grain," the "infinite duties" are "the plain bread of day," and "hanging onto the dream" is watching "the gold illusion drift away":
How hard it is to winnow the dreams from waking,
To watch the gold illusion drift away
And turning to the delicate grain of morning
Grind it into the plain bread of day.

by Barbara Kunz Loots

Last day for
"Winnow the Dreams"
on the
The Fortnightly Kitti Carriker
A fortnightly [every 14th & 28th]
literary blog of connection & coincidence; custom & ceremony

New fortnightly post coming tomorrow:
"At Least Eleven"

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