address the dream

the ivy has spread,
like veins or lines on a map,
encroaching on new territory,
leading the way.

invisible moves made it so,
to the top of the post,
and along.
the blackbird made its nest within,
and from within i hear its song.

it was warm still, late evening,
i was solitary,
alone with my breathing,

i scanned the sky for signs,
for a marker to bring me meaning,
to help me address this dreaming.

hands ripe with carrot seed,
they make a new scent of me,
and like a shrew i am hidden here,
addressing the dream.

shuffling amongst the debris,
are small things,
harvesting their own belongings,
collecting and onward gathering.

content to acknowledge their place
in this thing,
i almost feel like crying, as i watch them
addressing the dream.

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  • devotee1
    devotee1about 1 year ago

    Beautiful poetry! Love the sense and imagery! Great write, uncleblack!

  • many many thanks as always devotee

    – uncleblack

  • evon ski
    evon skiabout 1 year ago

    you ahev such a quietness in your work . . a gentle observer . . . . really like . . . hope you are well. :)

  • im really glad you enjoy the writing, thank you so much

    – uncleblack

  • evon ski
    evon skiabout 1 year ago

    have. the fingers have their own ideas about spelling . . . :)

  • :))

    – uncleblack

  • evon ski
    evon skiabout 1 year ago

    I really enjoyed this beautiful work and would like to feature it this week in Art and Ink so Free. Congratulations!

  • thats great, and much appreciated..

    – uncleblack

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsabout 1 year ago

    Lovely work again, always wonderful to read. Congrats on your feature. xx

  • thanks jane, pleased to know you like it

    – uncleblack

  • Blake Steele
    Blake Steeleabout 1 year ago

    Waw…. beauty!

  • thanks blake! :))

    – uncleblack

  • erichbiemer
    erichbiemerabout 1 year ago


  • many thanks erich..

    – uncleblack

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