From the Pocket of a Dream

*A Forgotten Melody*

These strange strings
from the distance
playing silently
Like inside a mirror
full of magic
the reflection flows
from the soul’s very core
An awakening
of a memory that slept
so selfishly
under the pillow of a dream
under the blankets
of my most secret fantasy
within a shell
at the ocean’s bottom

Its task was
to keep the eyes shut
and never look up
Its task was
The desire was
One gentle touch
I could swear
I felt
through the hair
A moment
of flight
A moment of love
a forgotten melody
A moment
like a wink of the eye

For just a second
Its life was real


© Eclipse 2011

Shared for Magpie Tales
and Poets Rally


23 comments on “*A Forgotten Melody*

  1. kagenohime
    June 20, 2011

    I love music so I associate a lot of things with music. Memories start surfacing. I like your poem.

  2. Peggy Nolan
    June 19, 2011

    I love the flow and the rhythm!

  3. Andy
    June 19, 2011

    My dear Eclipse, this is a magical piece of writing.
    I feel as if I want to put that shell to my ear and listen to its music. Do you think it would tell me your secrets? (smile)

    Absolutely lovely!

  4. Miriam Sagan
    June 18, 2011

    Love the shell–both the image and in the poem.

  5. helen
    June 18, 2011

    Your words took me spiralling down into the core of the shell. Beautiful.

  6. mindlovemisery
    June 18, 2011

    Truly beautiful like music so soulful

  7. Becca Givens
    June 18, 2011

    Another beautiful piece! 🙂

  8. mitu
    June 17, 2011

    each and every word felt like a melody………..its lilting in its music and haunting in the feeling it awakens……………beautiful write 🙂

  9. Kim Nelson
    June 17, 2011

    The flow and pace of this piece add power and meaning to your well chosen words.

  10. tess kincaid
    June 17, 2011

    This especially struck a deep chord with me today. Thank you.

  11. tigerbrite
    June 17, 2011

    Beautiful poem. All there is woven into the spiral of a shell.

  12. Baishali
    June 17, 2011

    very beautiful … kind of haunting …

  13. charlesmashburn
    June 17, 2011

    Good golly now! (That’s Texan for, WOW!) I really liked this. Very nicely done.

  14. mkinchlow
    June 17, 2011

    As always it was a pleasure to read! Great work!

  15. Jamie Dedes
    June 17, 2011

    Here at Blaga’s recommendation and glad that I came. Well done.

  16. Broken Sparkles
    June 17, 2011

    melodies and shells, magical to read about it …

  17. mpucukilalang
    June 17, 2011

    hauntingly beautiful…. every words on it just like shows your deepest desire…

  18. Helena White
    June 17, 2011

    Like inside a mirror
    full of magic

    Magical indeed…

  19. jesuisaudrey
    June 17, 2011

    I really like the picture that goes with this poem too.

  20. Daydreamertoo
    June 16, 2011

    Yes, even the shell had life in it once. This is so dreamy and ethereal. Lovely prose!
    Thanks for sharing one of mine on your blog 🙂

  21. Jingle
    June 16, 2011

    its life is real
    and your words are poetic and make one feel..

    love the imagery, beautiful magpie.
    Thanks for sharing with poets rally.


  22. eddietwohawks
    June 16, 2011

    ‘…under the pillow of a dream’
    moments rare they seem unreal… perhaps they are

  23. Ginny Brannan
    June 16, 2011

    Beautifully worded. I have often wanted to stay lost in the dream I was having!

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