there was poetry

there was poetry

A Poem by Lydia Shutter


artwork by anna razumovskaya


i dared to dream
but the dream swam off 
into the curve in a river
i would never be able to navigate
yes, the dream had its own agenda
then dust gathered
and the wind nearly erased the dream
morphing images of what might have been
then there was you
you stroked those images
as if they were a genie's lamp
resuscitating the dream
bringing it back to life
yes, you
as you walked through my dark alleyways
you illuminated them 
and in the sunlight
there was poetry

© 2020 Lydia Shutter


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awwwwww ... yes .. then there was poetry! how it lights and lightens our load eh!? dreams of youth are as reckless and lofty as is the galaxy .. gravity will have its sway tho ... and then there was poetry ..wonderful emotive closing Lydi! makes me ol' heart lift up and dream :)
E.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

3 Weeks Ago

;)..............................
John Alexander McFadyen

3 Weeks Ago

Ah don't listen to that big 'E' fella, He IS a smooth talker lol!
Lydia Shutter

3 Weeks Ago

You are too funny, John! LOL



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This is a beautiful graceful journey of imagination. It reminds me of how our dreams are often diverted & they might go underground for a bit, but then are resurrected in different situations, possibly in new ways we couldn't have imagined. Your poem urges us to hold on to our dreams, but not in a rigid way that might preclude a surprise (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Minutes Ago


I should be looking here more often
I am missing some wonderful pieces which includes the excellent images you always include
Do you have her phone #

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Weeks Ago

Sorry, Dave, she did not tell me her contact info! :) Thanks for the review and for appreciating t.. read more
What we find in poetry is often what we find in people.. a beckon, a whisper to learn more. Perhaps. This poem really touches me, Lydi, think it has more than a few layers, thank you so much for sharing it. Keep safe,, dear friend.. and, thank you.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks so much, Emma. Be well. Lydi**
emmajoy

2 Weeks Ago

Smiles, thoughts and the obvious More, Lydi..
(as you walked through my dark alleyways you illuminated them and in the sunlight there was poetry) Such a beautiful closure to this welcomed write my friend. I love this one. ~Sharon

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you very much, Sharon. Hope you are well in this crazy time. Lydi**
This write reminds me of my boyfriend.
This is sweet and lovely.
Thank you for sharing it with us.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Weeks Ago

I am pleased you liked it! Thank you for letting me know. Lydi**
Light and Ashes

2 Weeks Ago

You're welcome!
How romantic Lydi**. When you thought your dreams were out of reach a Prince Charming worked some special magic. How lovely when the shadows disappear and you have light. Your artwork is a perfect match for your lines. Keep safe and well my friend.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much, Chris. May no shadows fall on you this weekend, my friend. I always appreciate y.. read more
I thought at last lines end that you found a cord and pulled it and it was a makeup mirror with bulbs all around illuminating your reflection, as you are poetry Lydi.
Perhaps amongst all the personal and greater tragedies our life navigates, poetry is our island when we find ourselves, our real selves where we are unburdened by the layers of life that tries to distract us from our self.
I do wonder what all the unpoets do in times of need, but then I remember that they simply use the household thought desensitisor furniture, more commonly known as the tv 😀
I wonder if they dream in adverts 😀



Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

2 Weeks Ago

Lorry, you are so kind. Such a compliment! You made my day. Thank you very much. Yes, poetry get.. read more
Lorry

2 Weeks Ago

If it can get us through the election and Covid, perhaps we should look into poetry curing it. Well,.. read more
Lydia Shutter

2 Weeks Ago

LOL Lorry, your sense of humor is always great. Thank you.
“And there was poetry”... dreamers go where Rivers flow in streams of inspiration... lovely photo that blends with flowers reverie. gently, Pat

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much, Pat. You have such a poetic soul!
Whoeee! Amazing poetry along marvelous paintings. Romance is illuminated through your words and art is highlighted by your choices. Genie's lamp was a great imagery. There was poetry and by poets like yourself, will always be...

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you very much, Sami. I know you enjoy the artwork like I do. Be well. Lydi**
Sami Khalil

3 Weeks Ago

So true. You are welcome Lydia.
Love your choice of artwork as always Lydi. The poem flows like everything you put pen to and in this there is a sense of longing, loss and a sort of acceptance as the protagonist appears to have 'missed the boat' of opportunity and then been inspired by someone who appears perhaps less of a certain figure?

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

3 Weeks Ago

Once the words are on the page, it is up to the reader to interpret them, my friend! :) Thank you .. read more

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