Reverie.

Reverie.

A Poem by Fay Slimm

 

 

REVERIE.

 

Between sleep and wakefulness
hangs morning twilight.
A no-time and no-where place
whose stirring shards, like hardened ice      
pierce warm languid sighs with cold.

 

Between dawn and reveille
lies reverie's need.
A dreamless and drowsy state
with ideas, which like motes fly unseen     
to revoke sloth with short notice.

            

Between planes of rouse and retreat
yawns dawdle-dimension.
A pre-rise site of wait-machines
where doze re-uses slumber's intention
until liveliness takes control.

 

© 2019 Fay Slimm


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You are intelligent and bright dear Fay! it's that place where everything is possible, where dreams come true, it's where we revive our brains and hearts to act in the way our higher self want to, not in the way our bodies want to, in meditation we seek that spot of no time or place, the present now, we surrender to it so miracles can take place and happen in our lives, You've gorgeously described it in these brilliant ethereal words.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Fay Slimm

1 Year Ago

What an encouraging review of "Reverie" and am so pleased you found something of value in the read. .. read more



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This is deep poetry. The dawn while one us still inactive and under sleep's spell seems to be a quiet state but actually a lot of regeneration is going on under the sleep's cover. Before the day takes over and burst upon us all its rush of activity. The mist unravels and the fog lifts and sheer activity begins to heat everything up. For me mornings are religious and spiritual times.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Fay Slimm

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Sabrina for this thoughtful in-put to morning's awakening. Time as you state for a slow ri.. read more
Sabrina M

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for this interesting poetry and nice to meet you.
A beautiful evocation of the hypnogogic state. And certainly as real and layered as they are.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Fay Slimm

1 Month Ago

And a big thank you Ken for this engaging review of Reverie.
I've never seen a poem about this part of one's day! And you've pegged it perfectly! It's a time when I sorta want to go back to sleep & I sorta want to get up, but instead we linger in this nether-mind. I love your uninhibited imaginative wordplay: reveille/reverie . . . rouse/retreat . . . dawdle-dimension . . . on & on! You make these few moments into the long sigh that it feels to be when we're in it! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


Fay Slimm

1 Month Ago

Abd your generous review reads like a poem on Reverie all over again dear friend - thanks a load Ma.. read more
The state between wakefulness and sleep , full of promise. Wonderfully written.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Fay Slimm

1 Month Ago

Glad I caught up with your kind review Moon - so pleased you liked the piece on Reverie.
Sometimes it is ecstasy to be 'caught in the moment' of unselfish bliss! Lovely imaginative piece; great stanza structure and wordplay - a great read my friend ... :-)

Posted 10 Months Ago


Fay Slimm

10 Months Ago

Thanking you muchly for your visit and review - so pleased you enjoyed the read of Reverie my friend.. read more
There could hardly be a more poetic portrayal of the "reverie" state.
A lyrical, insightful and entertaining piece of work!

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Fay Slimm

10 Months Ago

Such an encouraging review and thanking you muchly dear Jimmy - so pleased you enjoyed reading abo.. read more
This is a fascinating offering about a mental state we all have experienced but about which little is known. Sometimes called the alpha level, it lies between wakefulness and sleep and is the source of much creativity. The poet describes it with skillful imagery which, if read in a certain way and in a certain atmosphere, might actually induce the state. All the verses are very soothing to read. Think I'll seek the "dawdle dimension" tonight after I lay me down.

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Fay Slimm

10 Months Ago

A state as you mention about which little is known John - and I tried to portray the feel of the dim.. read more
Love your poetic description of the transitory moment after we are no longer sleeping but not yet awake. A fantastic study in metaphor:)

Posted 11 Months Ago


Fay Slimm

11 Months Ago

Thanking you Pryde for your visit and lovely review - - glad you enjoy that state of Reverie too.
Fay, I treasure this state you've so eloquently described here. It's where imagination first reveals itself, in the calm, coolness of a silent place. I'd never read it described in such way, but it seems perfect. Remarkable work!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Fay Slimm

1 Year Ago

Grateful thanks for this encouraging reaview my friend.......... I too find the state invaluable for.. read more
I always find the best time for my writes is in the post meditative quiet. I journal thoughts before i rest and in my waking it has been duly pondered in the recesses... I rise (at 5 am) and meditate for a while till my mind comes as clear as possible if i'm lucky a wave or two will climb my spine and sing and off to write I go:) so in other words I could not agree with you more!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Fay Slimm

1 Year Ago

Yes that strange state of betweeness produces our most intriguing selves for art of any kind to use.. read more

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Fay Slimm
Fay Slimm

Camborne, Cornwall, United Kingdom



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