The strangest dream

May 31, 2010
By Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran


There hangs a skillfully carved
Crescent of a moon upon
A silver string that is tied off
Somewhere beyond that place
Where wretched reality stops and
The essence of a dream begins
Where the invisible forms
Of wistful giants stroll around the
Vibrant center of the universe

The moon floats in a
Frozen lake of solitude
Like a crystal eye that keeps
Vigil before the darkness
Its chalky face is glistening
Not marred like ours
Save for the etchings of words
That were spoken at the moment
When the somber director signaled
For time to begin

Cynical crows laugh sardonically
And fly at the atmosphere
And bicentennial trees reach down
Half-heartedly with their roots
And hooded spirits pace through
Fields of paper flowers
And what's left of life drips
Slowly into an endless chasm

There is a forgotten station
That is fading away
Bombarded by celestially tragic
Drops of rain
It sends off weeping trains that
Leave red petals in their wake
Each one disappearing into
That unreachable horizon

From a good walking distance
Away from that world
It has a mien that resembles
Sadly true philosophy

For although a circle of dreams
Is the most beautiful
It can even bring a crystal tear
To the sober seraph's eye

For places like this place
For dreams like this dream
It is with regret and
With a retired sigh
That one must give
His heartfelt goodbye



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on Mar. 23 2013 at 12:57 pm
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

You know, I comment on many people's work on this website. I feel it will make them feel happy as whenever someone comments on my work, I am happy.  When it comes to something of yours, I am mostly at a loss for words. You know if I could I would read  it all in a single day. But ah, life doesn't permit. Thus I read a few every week... ANd Well, I do wish I could post something as nice as the poetry made me feel but I must say I am not as apt at picking the right words as you are. Thus, this lack of proper praise but know this, Your writing has truly enchanted me.  I do pray that next time I have something better to say. And I hope this makes you happy, cause I sure am smiling (widely) as I type this. 

leafy said...
on Dec. 21 2011 at 3:04 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Raven, your words flow together smoother than any river, your imagery more vivid and bright than the sun...

on Aug. 20 2011 at 10:56 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Sie können immer noch Dinge ändern, Raven von der Vergangenheit

on Aug. 14 2011 at 7:17 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Ooh! What happened?

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 14 2011 at 5:54 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Well, I had a dream about you three days ago! 

on Aug. 10 2011 at 1:10 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

I think a better policy is to be humble, people like you more.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 9:34 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Were, that it, I guess.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 9:34 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Ah, yes. That's true with a lot of the people and writers I know.

It's a pity, however, that most poet geniuses (Walt Whitman and Robert Frost) are extremely egotistical.


on Aug. 9 2011 at 10:36 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

People rarely know their own power.

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 9 2011 at 9:20 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Ha ha! 

Never had that happen to me but have tons of Deja Vu. 


on Aug. 9 2011 at 7:16 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

The strangest dream-related thing just happened to me:

Last night, I had a dream which included my guitar teacher, and he had shaved his beard (his beard is great, similar to that of Iron and Wine). About an hour ago (fully awake), I went to a lesson with him, looking forward to seeing him bearded again. But, to my astonishment, he had shaved his beard! Was I spending my time in a music room, or was I in fact in... The Twilight Zone?!?!?


Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 9 2011 at 6:01 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Yeah, it was a nice dream. :)

In my dream, her dad was the butcher. 

In reality, I have no idea what her dad does. (I should ask her that...)

It totally feels like reality is altered but the thing is that that dream replicates stuff in real life. 

For example, in my dream, I saw him playing soccer with his friends. And that's what he really likes to do in real life. 


on Aug. 9 2011 at 5:38 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

That sounds like a very joyful dream. I'm glad you got to see your friend, Icky, but it seems quite strange that you met her in a butcher shop. And yes, I think I know who you're talking about. ;) The highly-realistic quality to dreams can be quite unnerving when you wake up, because it seems like reality itself has been altered.

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Aug. 9 2011 at 2:35 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

I had a dream today. 

First I was in Paris with my family and we were in this Arab neighborhood I've been to in real life.

Then I walked into a butcher shop where I saw my friend Icky(that's not her real name just a affectionate nickname) and we hugged and talked and made fun of each other just like we would have in normal life.

Then we were in a place I had no idea where it. My dad was playing soccer and I saw my corazon(I think you know who I am talking about) and I followed him until the dream ended.

The strange thing about my dream is that it resembled real life so very, very well. I actually forgot that it was not a dream(because you are usually somewhat aware that it is not real)


on Aug. 9 2011 at 11:34 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Really? I didn't know it was that powerful.

I've really enjoyed your comments, and I'm off to read more of your work. :)


on Aug. 9 2011 at 11:33 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

This comment just came through, for some reason.

Usually, I have very odd and obscure dreams; rarely do I remember them in the morning. This was one of those lucky exceptions.


on Aug. 8 2011 at 6:29 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

All I can say is, it made me cry. :)

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Jul. 23 2011 at 1:36 am
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

You seem to have the most beautiful dreams and the most beautiful poetry. :)

on Oct. 28 2010 at 7:20 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Why, thank you very much Stargirl. You are always so thoughtful. Ah, I'm glad: there is little more satisfying than the longing of the soul. And... right back at you (in whatever language you please.)

on Oct. 27 2010 at 8:18 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

This is so beautiful.

It makes me soul hungry.

Gîl síla na lû govaded.

Le hannon.





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