Dreaming of Him

Dreaming of him
makes her feel beautiful
Seeing his image
in her minds eye
Filling in the detail
the line, colour and form
He takes shape in line first
and shading of light and shade second.

Sweet words of love
vibrate through her mind
and send her heart dancing
Beating to a new rhythm
one that she has never known before.
She can now see context,
place and see how raw history has lead to now.

Seeing new meaning
that comes from her womanhood knowing
that something so strong
can never be wrong
To be able to see with clarity
and know with surety
that this feeling that builds with
each day is been fed by reality
Where reality skips and plays
and takes over dreams by its majesty

Where reality use to bite
now it kisses her with desire
and no longer bruises her
but tenderly seduces her
into a consistent dance of
passion and tenderness
that takes her dream to a new level
a time, place and scene where she can revel.

Could this be heaven on earth?
Not heaven built on idealism
but heaven built on lived known experience
where the maturity and wisdom
finally come together in perfect balance
that creates beauty from inside out
and that he can see
embrace and honour.

Where admiration and love are
the first ingredients of their desire
and knowing is pulse of their fibre
and she dreams of the days to
explore and reinvent the dreams of him
dancing, forging bringing them into reality

Mutual voice, mutual admiration, mutual
stories spoken and heard
that lead to communication of the highest order
where broken hearts can heal
and live deeper then ever before
Because beauty is based on their truth
and seeing each other as they really are…

Dreaming of him fills her mind
and with grace hope and desire for him
She smiles….

By Anthea Slade

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Dreaming of Him was written on the 5-10-09 and was inspired by Reynaldo’s beautiful painting Dreaming of Him and is part of our Tribute to Womanhood Series


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  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladealmost 5 years ago

    This beautiful painting of Reynaldo’s inspired my poem Dreaming of Him.

    Dreaming of Him by Reynaldo

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoalmost 5 years ago

    As I said before but can’t say it enough your poems make my paintings and give them life and you explain so beautiful the passion I put into my work, and the thoughts behind the painting as I explained them to you but I can’t give them life… you can with your beautiful talent you honour me Dear Anthea…..It is a pleasure and an honour working with you on our second collaboration love it dear xxx

  • Dear Rey thank you for this beautiful comment. Working with you is a great pleasure and honour. Your beautiful paintings with all their intense feeling and passion inspire my words and make them go together in natural and beautiful way. This collaboration is a wonderful journey to travel and I enjoy every minute working with you dear Rey. xxx

    – Anthea Slade

  • izzybeth
    izzybethalmost 5 years ago

    you two absoulutely rock… beautiful all the way around…

  • Izzy thank you so much dear friend and I know that Rey thanks you too for your wonderful support and encouragement.

    – Anthea Slade

  • kevinmawson
    kevinmawsonalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful work and an Awesome collaboration !


  • Thank you my friend km for all your wonderful comments and support of Rey and my collaboration. as

    – Anthea Slade

  • Vi Figueroa
    Vi Figueroaalmost 5 years ago

    this is amazing (:

  • Thank you so much Vi Le.

    – Anthea Slade

  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    beautifully painted anthea :)

  • Shoaib thank you for this lovely comment my friend. And I am sure Rey thanks you too.

    – Anthea Slade

  • CLiPiCs
    CLiPiCsalmost 5 years ago

    Shivers !!

    what fabulous work from you two

    Love ‘N’ Laughter Kriss

  • Oh thank you so much my friend Kriss for your gorgeous comment.

    – Anthea Slade

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioalmost 5 years ago


  • Yes it is Raymondo. Thank you for this lovely comment my friend.

    – Anthea Slade

  • MatthewM
    MatthewMalmost 5 years ago


    Great piece Anthea…

  • Thank you so very much Matthew Mitchell for featuring Dreaming of Him in Midnight Ramblers. I truly appreciate this feature.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Mudsoldat
    Mudsoldatalmost 5 years ago

    mmm yeah Anthea…you’d wish this for everyone…all of us to be so swept along and yet actually able to touch the reality in this beautiful dream..yes indeed. Where people just cant help but notice how in tune and love you are, how they notice how many times you look at eachother during snippets of general talk…and how you both just cant bare to be apart even when together. You said it all right here. Thanks for that mate. MS

  • Yes it would be lovely for everyone to have this. Thank you so much Mudsoldat for your amazing understanding and interpretation of my poem. Your words were a pleasure and joy to read. Thanks again MS.

    – Anthea Slade

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