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dVerse — dreamland

Dreams are messages from home. --Clarissa Pinkola-Estes Vines string the pathway Ethereal mist day, softened Songs of gentian butterflies Silvery wings of faeries Enormous sunflowers Lily pads leaping leopard frogs Ogling bunnies with twitchy noses Fine fern fronds fondle furry ears Yarrow sway with rose mallow On a spongy marsh ledging Umbrellas glide, held by… Continue reading dVerse — dreamland

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It’s Showtime! (mature audiences only)

image link You know those nights you find yourself in the middle of a dream that you can't wake up from and have no control over? I found myself in one and it is by the grace of God that my story is reaching your eyes. I was with my friends, Irma and Myra, walking… Continue reading It’s Showtime! (mature audiences only)

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#FF — Swallowed Whole

PHOTO PROMPT © Ted Strutz Every time, the dream was the same. She was piloting a small seaplane. Looking down she saw the ripples on the lake. She had a flawless landing. Exhilirated, the plane was moving towards the floating dock as the smiling resort staff walked towards her. All of a sudden a slimy… Continue reading #FF — Swallowed Whole

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Swimming in the Dream World

Louis Comfort Tiffany's, The Mermaid, on loan to Chicago's Field Museum This post is non-fiction. In my dream class that has now turned into a continuing dream group (on hiatus until September) we've talked about some misconceptions about dreams. One particular misconception is that you can observe or experience something through in vivo (you do… Continue reading Swimming in the Dream World

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dVerse — quatrain — Dark Angel

Cixi, taken by Yu Xunling ca. 1890 At age of five became I blind Bad nerves to blame that made me scream Cursed I our God for act unkind Yet all, my friend, 'twas not as seemed The act upon heaped thoughts unkind Turned out to have a brighter theme Through haunts did stray the… Continue reading dVerse — quatrain — Dark Angel


“FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION” Challenge! DREAM! — Carl Jung and Clarissa Pinkola-Estes

Again, I am choosing to highlight a man I consider to be the "Master of Dreams," Carl Gustav Jung.  I'm also going to look to find quotes on dreams from one of his most avid followers, Clarissa Pinkola-Estes.  Richa, dreams are a perfect prompt for me, you may even say a serendipitous one, as I'm… Continue reading “FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION” Challenge! DREAM! — Carl Jung and Clarissa Pinkola-Estes

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dVerse — 3 cinquains — Jung’s iceberg

image link Merril is the host of dVerse today. Merril says: For this poetics prompt, I want you to write a poem about theory or theories–how we make sense of the natural world, our bodies, space, or whatever. You can write in general terms or you can write about a specific theory, even something that’s… Continue reading dVerse — 3 cinquains — Jung’s iceberg

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Dream haibun

image link   It was actually earlier this morning when I was in the state between sleep and waking that I dreamed this, but the haiku was not in word, but in visual form, so would that make it a vision more than a dream? Not sure. Anyway, I received the image of a piece… Continue reading Dream haibun

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Night Brew

image link Fandango's One-Word Challenge (#FOWC) is special.  The Word Challenge of the Day is enrapture. She walked the fields and down by the stream all morning, then into afternoon, looking, smelling, and listening for her ingredients. With the ones she already had in her spice chest, there were only a few left to complete… Continue reading Night Brew

dreams · poetry · Word of the Day Challenge

la bella luna

image link Today's prompt is lunacy.  Today's offering is based upon concepts laid out by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola-Estes , a Jungian psychoanalyst who is also a cantadora , or storyteller.  The darkness is a metaphor for one's dreams.  The lunacy here are the strange and fantastical icons, symbols, etc. that one is able to retrieve… Continue reading la bella luna