Riddles in the Dream Catcher

Jack the Ripper stole into her dream cutting out her heart
Hot spices in an afternoon of meet the last hooray
A slice of a memory
A promise of cayenne pepper loving
White chapel blood washed walls line bedroom thoughts
Calculated bones
Jack’s back in a new address of sin sinister

Jason and the Argonauts sail to her undesirable rescue
The flag hoisted up to reverse side her dreaming
Swords better than surgical blades save the day
Golden slathering
Arguably there is a moral when the ship maker christens himself
Destiny defies reason
Riddles supplement the better definitions

Mary Poppins has opened her present of laryngitis
Sing a song of Supercalafragalistic
A vowel drops off
Someone calls out ‘Slut’
Darn her for being a riddle even in her dreams
Open the sarcophagus and click the neutral switch
Days blink
Rest your foolish persuasions
Someone will watch over her

© K S Hardy 2011

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Dreams fold and whip up creations.
Who would you have to watch over you?

Feelings and words fall on to the page
Sometimes they bite back
Sometimes they tug on our sleeve
Sometimes they have a cheeky grin
They stay once a page has found them
Words are faithful to us even in the dark

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  • YouBet
    YouBetover 3 years ago

    Beautiful song and video. _cayenne pepper loving _ — what amazing words all of these are.

  • Hi ya Linda
    thank you for being the beautiful dreamer that you are…xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • shootback
    shootbackover 3 years ago

    Bravo! A delightful feeling in your writing:)

  • Hi there
    I am smiling that you have has such a wonderful response, many thanks :O))

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Rhenastarr
    Rhenastarrover 3 years ago

    How amazing you are. Love your writing style, am always pulled along as if by magnetic force. An instant favorite.

  • Hi ya Marie
    Thank you so much! It has taken a very long time to feel confident about who I am with my writing and this beautiful community has been integral in helping me to find my way.
    And my dreams interestingly have always been there but I now am able to use them at times as a resource for my writing as well! Thanks for being here for me I appreciate it so much xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • raymondoantonio
    raymondoantonioover 3 years ago


  • Ahh indeed her voice has this unusual quality to it that is so very captivating.
    Thanks for dreaming along with us here xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 3 years ago

    very relaxing…awesome words…

  • Hi Rocky
    Good to relax, thanks for taking some time out to do that :O) xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedover 3 years ago

    oh you just knock my socks off …xxxxxxxxxxx

  • What!
    You are wearing socks….or were I should say…..What colour pray tell? ;O) xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    Wow…I’m blown away! FANTASTIC write…powerful words and imagery! Love the video! =)XO

  • Hi Lisa
    Thank you for your enthusiasm for this post :O)
    Dreams are such a part of my creative process and so they thought I should write about them…..xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • bearwings
    bearwingsover 3 years ago

    when the ship maker christens himself titanic I’ll ask him to stop watching over me, is there a little mary poppins in you? don’t go buying cheap parasols, they never last

  • Hi TB
    I think there is maybe a hopeful Mary Poppins in me and also ET but I have made my home here on this blue opal…. ;o) xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Teacup
    Teacupover 3 years ago

    This reminds me, H keeps telling me his Dream Catchers not working and we need to clean it!!
    Wow oh wow, such lines that could blend so well with a tune… wonderful as ever…x

  • Ahh I believe you have to sprinkle wish dust every now and then on those Dream Catchers….. I think you can find this wish dust just before you wake up from dreaming…..or is it just before you start dreaming…..???

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • annamora
    annamoraover 3 years ago

    beautiful beautiful … yes … all shall be well :))
    .. just the ‘riddles in the dream catcher’ title is a poem on its own for me …. undesirable rescue … present of laryngitis … riddles supplement … blood washed walls and counted bones … I like how you are walking just the border line …..

  • Hi Ann
    I like so very much how you notice the walk of the border line…..the hidden statement is always so delicious me thinks..xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

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