Awake in a Dream
Awakening from a dream, when it is still so close to you, is like walking in a new world. The lovely sensations that were born of the night, follow your footsteps throughout the day, giving it a quality of magic. Colors seem brighter, the wind is a caress, the birds sing with new vigor. To be awake in a dream and dream when you’re awake. Such a marvelous state of being!
world of dreams and song
accompany this sweet day
gentle winter rain
Written for Carpe Diem #353, Awake in a Dream with heartfelt thanks!
Beautiful prose followed by a beautiful haiku! And yet another poetry form for me to try 🙂 Thank you!
J.M. I’m so happy to have been able to introduce you to two fantastic forms, one of our western forms and the japanese Haibun! You’re so very welcome and thanks for telling me 😉
This is so beautiful.
Only thing – I got ABSOLUTELY drenched and freezing cold in the winter rain/downpour/gale yesterday – so for me it this verse is a kinda weird reminder of biting reality – and yet to hold onto those dream states …when I can. AND even try make fun and light for my people in the freezing downpour 😉
BRRRRR – (it was NASTY! – prefer snow – truly)
Know what you mean…here it isn’t pouring rain…it’s more like a heavy mist sort of thing…but snow is prettier. So sorry you got drenched yesterday!
Mweh – comes with the territory hey 😉
Not the first time – but first time in UK – been drenched plenty in Africa – but that was LOVELY warm rain in bucketfills 😉
(still pretty hectic though!!) Its the COLD that is horrid – AND the little people getting it too – pretty hard carrying a four year old and her school bags AND an umbrella – not gonna happen right! LOL!
That misty rain is actually quite mystical hey – My son loves that weather. ( I still say its better with tropical climate though! 😉 )
And i’ll agree with you 100% I do agree that the Arfican rains are just so lovely…and I’m not fond of the cold either. i keep thinking I’d love to go live in the Canaries.
what can we do hey?
Just have to make the most of it – I always think – well at least if it snows it makes the cold worthwhile 😉 ….and then it gets all slippery….ha ha.
Yes about the snow…in both cases lol….as you say…we’ve got to make the best of it! 😀
For SURE 😉
Appropriate, for we are having winter rain in the desert today!
Fierce Things Pierce My Dreams
Absolutely fabulous and marvelous haibun … really a little gem to cherish … thank you for sharing this with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.
It’s always a pleasure to find out where your prompts will take me. Thank you very much!
Very nice, Georgia! Beautiful words to awaken to!