Saturday, September 5, 2015

a dream ... suspended


a dream floats in the air, like an early Autumn leaf
suspended between fears and desires-

how much would be missed, if you let it go
if it falls, crumpled and unfulfilled-

catch the dream while it's still golden-
hold it tight in your heart, go after it

for a dream is fleeting, it's up to you
to make it come true


Dear friends, this poem was inspired by a little floating leaf I saw in my backyard this weekend. It was hanging on so beautifully and hopefully like a dream in the making.


It's amazing how, in early September, the leaves are already turning a golden yellow. I look forward to watching them turn into more vibrant colors as we get deeper into Autumn.

Happy Weekend! xx
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25 comments:

  1. Very true, dreams can only be caught by us. They do take a bit longer to get most times than it takes for the leaf to hit the ground though lol

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  2. Catch a dream whiel you have the chance,
    you never know if you will get it again, that is
    for sure.

    You made me get up and look, we still have a lot
    of green, except the grass. Its been so hot here
    it is rather brown and scorched.

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  3. Yes, we need to catch those dreams as they float within our view. We cannot let them go...the greening is temporary, but still there to be savored.

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  4. I enjoyed the imagery and the images here! We hold dreams in a delicate balance, don't we? How we would miss them if they were crushed! And yet unless we make them happen, there they hang.

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  5. The metaphor set up in the opening lines is compelling. Sometimes it seems the suspended leaf is trying to decide whether to go up or down or sideways.

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  6. beautiful photos and lines...love the analogy between the floating leaf and dream...

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  7. A dream being the bridge between fears and desires- how lovely! I'll catch my dream through your poem- it's reminded me to keep it close to my heart. Thanks for your delightful nugget of wisdom!

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  8. Coming back here after a long time. Beautiful imagery as usual! I love how your play with nature's elements and present them so beautifully.

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  9. This is so true - a beautiful capture of the moment.

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  10. I like that thought.. though I have a feeling I cannot take control over my dreams. just like a leaf that you cannot catch,

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  11. Lovely...yes if we let our dreams drift they will fall unfulfilled...better to make the attempt and fail then to let it go. More leaves are turning even with all the heat and lack of rain.

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  12. Parole molto sagge cara Loredana , bisogno prendere il sogno al volo...possibilmente. Abbraccio.

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  13. The sad beauty of leaf fall is the tree ensuring it will survive winter and be there next year to bud again. We are the same, shed our clothes each night, jump into bed and are ready to go next morning...well some of us!

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  14. Beautiful photos.....love the idea of a dream in the making represented by that little leaf. "Catch the dream while it's still golden."

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  15. What indeed would be lost if we just let it fall... interesting!

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  16. Nature certainly does remind us about the brevity and beauty of life - as does your poem

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  17. love your take on nature in september/autumn.

    my favorite line:
    "catch the dream while it's still golden-"

    love the comparison of leaves to dreams. so lovely.

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  18. What a beautiful analogy, Loredana (leaf and dreams), and I love the wsy you've se it to words here.

    Our leaves are just beginning to change here in Central NY, and this is actually a bit later than what is normal for us.

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  19. It's a lovely poem. - The leaves are starting to turn here already as well. It's good to hold onto our dreams but also to know when to let them go.

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  20. This is such an inspirational poem.

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  21. Good advice! Nature is always so inspiring. :)

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