The Dream by Erika .

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The Dream

evening ascends the throne
and wraps the world
in violet silk,
indigo sleep falls upon me as

i sail the skies of silver
and periwinkle dust
and glide on soft waves of wishes
that gently rock me
as my saffron thoughts
glimmer in the half-light
under a bronze sky of dreams

then Golden Sleep envelopes me
with its silken threads of pearl
and in the evening silence
whispers gently once again
the name of the one
who hopes I dream of him:

and I smile like a child
for my dream is in you

Mixed media on drawing paper. (watercolor and pencil)


Featured in Inspired By Poetry, Image Writing, and First Things


  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 5 years ago

    very beautifully done erika…. this hopelessly dreamy art illustrates your beautiful poem so perfectly… : ) xxx

  • aw Thanks Mimi, I was really hesitant about uploading this one. Not really my best, but it’s different. But I’m so glad I was able to illustrate my poem, it’s actually one of my favorites. :) So, thank you, Mimi. Your words mean a lot. xxx

    – Erika .

  • GittiArt
    GittiArtover 5 years ago

    Great soft portrait ..for me looks like the hair are in flames ! Great work !!! Bravo Erika !!!

  • haha! yes, I also thought my hair looked like it was on fire when I finished. I wanted a golden glow, but it turned out more fiery-looking than warm. Oh well, at least I tried. :) Thanks so much for visiting GrittiArt. I really admire your work.

    – Erika .

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 5 years ago

    Oh this is a beautiful self portrait Erika fits perfectly with your dreamy poem my friend.

    with its silken threads of pearl
    and in the evening silence
    whispers gently once again
    the name of the one
    who hopes I dream of him:

    and I smile like a child
    for my dream is in you

    Words and portrait are pure magic Erika. Together perfect.

  • aw Anthea! So glad both go well together! I was really hoping I illustrated my words well. Your words are always so encouraging my friend. Thank you xx

    – Erika .

  • Socialite
    Socialiteover 5 years ago

    Wonderful, Erika! You have captured the serenity of sleep and dreams. She looks like she is smiling and, therefore, having pleasant dreams. :)

  • oh she is indeed having pleasant dreams ;) And so glad she looks like she’s smiling, that’s the expression I wanted to capture. I am very happy this looks serene. Thank you so much Anne. I enjoy your visits. xx

    – Erika .

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 5 years ago

    Such a beautiful poem and gorgeous artwork Erika! You certainly achieved everything with both, so peaceful and serene…………

  • Your words make me smile! So glad this works! Thank you so much my friend! x

    – Erika .

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 5 years ago

    Absolutely stunning… are an Angel…xxx

  • oh Lisa. Reading your comments is like floating through the clouds. They’re always so beautiful, heartfelt and dreamy. xx

    – Erika .

  • annamora
    annamoraover 5 years ago

    Erika … I remember this poem well … and this drawing/painting is gorgeous … another one to cherish for ever …. I love what you have done with the composition … as the colourful hair takes a main stage … but because the facial features are shaded in pencil in such lovely detail – our eyes are drawn to them, therefore the balance happens here … beautiful

  • oh wow Anna. You have described this beautifully and noticed so much more than I expected. You are a true artist. Thank you so much for your words, my friend. xx

    – Erika .

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoover 5 years ago

    you are one talented little girl dear, wow…love this painting very well done x

  • Thank you Reynaldo! what a beautiful comment, my friend. x

    – Erika .

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerover 5 years ago

    well done ..she’s wonderful !

  • Thank you Catherine! x

    – Erika .

  • Emma  Wertheim
    Emma Wertheimover 5 years ago

    stunning x

  • Thank you so much dear Em. xx

    – Erika .

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