rambling dream

rambling dream

A Poem by Lydia Shutter


artwork by anna razumovskaya

in a half forgotten rambling dream

i hover

slightly steamed

and more than a little perplexed

 

just before waking

i espy a red hot rendezvous

penciled in on my calendar

have i missed it?

 

like the white rabbit

i am late for a very important date….must hurry….

 

a disembodied head

swears to me

everything will be fine

if i  can only manage

to get there tonight

but my garmin can’t find the address

and my brilliantly duplicitous escape plan

runs off with my semi sort of sanity

leaving me….well who knows where?

 

of course now in light of day

nothing makes sense

                         proof positive i suppose

yesterday’s dreams just get moldy

even if they are stored

in that harvest gold tupperware container

on the top shelf of no where

© 2018 Lydia Shutter


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This is why you draw such a strong respect and admiration from me. Every line is finely tuned and crafted with articulation and a heavy hand of finesse. But let’s not forget your delivery, your choice of words and use of metaphors, which by the way are as incomparable as the day is long. Yeah, I'm a fan of your work, have been for years. But what I am most proud of, is being your friend!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Kelly, you are always so kind. I am proud to be YOUR friend...always. Thank you very much for this.. read more



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What a wonderful poem, the scattered sentences enunciate the haphazard manner of thinking.
The metaphors are wonderful and clever.

I look forward to reading more of your work

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

I appreciate your review so much. Thank you. LydI**
Elizabeth Shaji

3 Years Ago

My pleasure :)
Very imaginative with a topsy-turvy sense of up-and-down, quite like it is when waking from a dream. I especially like being reminded of waking from a sensuous dream & wanting it to continue. Love the "white rabbit" reference & the way you crafted those memories into an imaginative chase scene. This is one of your most "out there" creations, singing with originality! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Margie. Love your line, "singing with originality!" You are creative in every l.. read more
It is amazing how dreams take us to places that are familiar,
and yet perhaps forbidden. The golden age of what we planned
to do.... now linger on a shelf of memories. A touch of Breakfast at Tiffany's
with an endearing ending. truly, Pat

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Dreams....we wander through so many unrelated places in them, don't we? Thank you for the lovely re.. read more
Sat here smiling Lydia, the awful feeling that poor rabbit had translated into your rambling dream ...what a frantic experience.

love the metaphors and clever alliteration, and the "harvest gold tupperware" is just the icing on a very lovely cake :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Stella. I appreciate your review. Lydi**
Stella Armour

3 Years Ago

you are most welcome Lydia... it's time I caught up :)
That is some picturesque tupperware. I had a dream last night my uncle got stuck in a sewer pipe for 5 days. Really? Thats the best my mind can do? Moldy they be, but if your dreams can fire off a burst of fine wording as I see here then the fleeting visions were not in vain. Im going to peruse the towns garage sales for a harvest gold tupperware container. Good friday to you. CD

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Smiling here....I still have all that harvest gold Tupperware in the cabinet here....been married TH.. read more
Oh Lydia. The poem wonderful and amazing.
" proof positive i suppose
yesterday’s dreams just get moldy
even if they are stored
in that harvest gold tupperware container
on the top shelf of no where"
The above lines. So good. So many statements stood out in the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Thanks very much, John. Lydi**
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

I liked this one and you are welcome Lydia.
True perplexity is almost impossible to put on, emulate or enact, and in real terms is rarely encountered....I think I've seen it maybe 4 or 5 times in over 30 years...Here though in your 'rambling dream' methinks everyone of us can get a taste of it.............I'm rambling on now, sorry...I just got a faint whiff of nostalgia come over me........Thanks Lydi**.....................Neville

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Neville, I am grateful always for your visits. Thank you. Lydi**
Neville

3 Years Ago

And I am glad that you keep writing Lydi**...write on
Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Always, my friend...nothing can stop me! :)
the air of mystery is very much expressed in the poem. nice piece of writing lydia

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Thanks, Sette. Lydi**
sette

3 Years Ago

you are most welcome lydia
This is why you draw such a strong respect and admiration from me. Every line is finely tuned and crafted with articulation and a heavy hand of finesse. But let’s not forget your delivery, your choice of words and use of metaphors, which by the way are as incomparable as the day is long. Yeah, I'm a fan of your work, have been for years. But what I am most proud of, is being your friend!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Kelly, you are always so kind. I am proud to be YOUR friend...always. Thank you very much for this.. read more
can't trust tupperware when it comes to love and passion...the expiration date comes before we wake up...or we wake up before we use what's contained in the dream.
j.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much for the visit, Jacob. Lydi**

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