I had a Dream (Ninth Night)

I had a Dream (Ninth Night)

A Chapter by Nusquam Esse



I had a dream

imbued impressions

of a lunar endowed

companion beside me

 

the moon shone down

with a borrowed light

which seemed to surpass

its source

and anything I could

ever offer

 

we were walking

through that wooded glade

you know the one

 

it was ours once

and under the moon

it was ours once more

 

a small stream whispered

murmuring approval

under the chirps of crickets

the buzzing cry of cicadas

that trees seemed to conduct

with every rustled leaf

which guided the wind

to us

 

flowing along our path

over that field of wheat

you know the one


it was never ours

even though I wished that I

could give you something

like that

down to the last stalk

 

but here in a dream

it was never mine to give

because the whole world

had always been ours

 

I couldn’t have been

more happy

to have you beside me

 

walking among the shivering

grains of affection

which upon this passing moon

would surely bloom

into a new life

which we could call

our own

 

even as the moon’s

cycles faded faster than

time could afford

I still felt you

beside me

 

I could see your smile

and you could see mine

except for those moments

we enveloped each other

with love’s fervent kiss

through hair like the wheat

which would always be

ours

 

I wept with joy,

because I could finally have

this moment

with you

 

even without the sun

we could share the world

that even I had never dreamed of

together in this surreal

moment of being

 

even as the stars faded

with the moon

behind thunderheads of the world

turning against us

I still took awe in those brief flashes

of lightning

which shone in our eyes

 

reminding me that life was

and always had been worth it

that the whole world could burn

if it meant just another moment

 

but dreams never last

they always end

perhaps this meant that

I didn’t need to

be alone

 

as the world crumbled around us

you still held me tight

 

it was all I needed at the end

of the world

of a dream

 

to share it with you

the whole world over

to the end of a dream

 




© 2018 Nusquam Esse


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The second stanza is great. I think overall, this poem is better than the first, by quite a bit. They are also very different themes. This is all about love, a difficult aspect of it to define. I feel like I've had dreams with the same perceptions and emotions described in this poem; I'm guessing most people have, but you've done an excellent job at conveying many things that are hard to put into words. (The last two lines maybe could be improved?)
Is this series of poems inspired by actual dreams? If not, what then?


Posted 8 Years Ago


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Nusquam Esse

8 Years Ago

First of all, thanks for taking time to read this sequence of dreams. I am a sucker for surrealism,.. read more



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The second stanza is great. I think overall, this poem is better than the first, by quite a bit. They are also very different themes. This is all about love, a difficult aspect of it to define. I feel like I've had dreams with the same perceptions and emotions described in this poem; I'm guessing most people have, but you've done an excellent job at conveying many things that are hard to put into words. (The last two lines maybe could be improved?)
Is this series of poems inspired by actual dreams? If not, what then?


Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nusquam Esse

8 Years Ago

First of all, thanks for taking time to read this sequence of dreams. I am a sucker for surrealism,.. read more
Yes, sweet, tender, breathtaking apply to this poem. It's also tranquil but also surrealistic as a dream should be...I so admire your talent in writing poems like this. And to think you once asked ME if your writing was emotionally expressive enough?!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Nusquam Esse

8 Years Ago

After so many years not forming emotional connections with people, and having most feelings not mela.. read more
Jennie Baron

8 Years Ago

You are so very, very welcome.
I really enjoy your dream writes! The surrealism has me in awe every single time. This is entirely sweet. Like the others, it has a lot of raw emotion behind it, but this one is backed by love. I like your invented phrase "lunar endowed". Though there was no other reference of gender to go off of, I interpreted the other person to be a woman as the moon is typically associated with femininity. It's almost always a moon goddess. I really like how this poem is directed to this other person, almost as if it wasn't a dream you had at night while sleeping, but a dream one might have for the future, if that makes sense. I am particularly in love with these two stanzas:

"it was never ours
even though I wished that I
could give you something
like that
down to the last stalk

but here in a dream
it was never mine to give
because the whole world
had always been ours"

I really like the idea of wanting to give nature to something because what better way to represent the purity of love than the purity of nature? Of course, nature cannot be given away which makes this poem even sweeter. It's almost like this person is worth more than petty gifts, or no gift could ever prove your love for them.
Beautiful imagery as always. Being pagan, night has always held me absolute awe. You are right, the moon sometimes seems even brighter and bigger than the sun, and we can admire it's beauty by being able to look at directly. I love love love this entire book and its concept.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Elwyn

8 Years Ago

You are insanely lucky to live in such a beautiful place. I live in the suburbs and do not have oppo.. read more
Nusquam Esse

8 Years Ago

I recommend looking through my photos on here, since I have a few decent scenery pics I have taken a.. read more
Elwyn

8 Years Ago

They are beautiful! Wow! I cannot even imagine being in place like that! That is truly astounding! P.. read more
This is entrancing wisp of whimsy Esse, almost mythical in its surreal appeal, the dream is certainly 'lunar endowed' no doubt about that...dreams do come true in poetry it seems....and you used the word 'fervent' one of my favorites...

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nusquam Esse

8 Years Ago

It combined the surrealism that I love with my closeted romantic side... I thought of this one whil.. read more
Frieda P

8 Years Ago

There are no rules as far as I'm concerned, when it moves you, that's when you go with it, always 'f.. read more
now this is such a sweet, tender dream that reaches out and makes the reader's heart melt and yearn for such exquisite beauty and loving affection... breathtaking sir... you have outdone yourself with this one... I am in awe of the sentiment contained... absolutely stunning write... you poured so much emotion onto the page that the reader cannot help but FEEL... nice job mr technical... I like this softer side of you...

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nusquam Esse

8 Years Ago

it was hardly a joke... *puts on serious face*
AprilRN1210

8 Years Ago

maybe I should have been showing and not telling isn't a joke?... surely it is.... I SHOW my emotion.. read more
Nusquam Esse

8 Years Ago

uh huh... whatever...

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