Alexander Averin

Friday, 10 February 2012


Thyra  has a wonderful poetry site which I have just discovered. She has posted an Indian poem about Dreamcatchers. It reminded me of a poem I wrote years ago on the very same subject and I have dug it out, tweaked it a little.......... No, I lie, I have practically re-written it, the way you do with old poems.

The Weaving of Dreams

Dreamweaver makes her mantra at Full Moon:
Make-believe, dream, i-magine, yes you can.
Believe, dream, magic your beliefs to say
I magic my beliefs to make them real.
The dreamcatcher o'er my bed had cast a
hanging spell, watched me fly, leave my earthbound
body. The dreamcatcher's web had spider-
sifted all my dreams and let them not be
broken: if  good ones, she ensnared them in
her web, if bad, lured them away into
the night's dark air till dreamy visions in
my reveries showed me only sights of angels.
When daily life can sometimes seem a nightmare,
Dreamweaver can make the unreal real,
her mantra is pure i-magination.
By night I quietly tiptoed in a trance,
lost childhood forgotten, far behind me,
my lucid dreams no longer make-believe.

Cait O'Connor


JeannetteLS said...

I love this. One of my dearest friends gave me a new dreamcatcher this year. I hadn't had one since the old one fell apart twenty years ago.

If it's all right with you, I will forward your poem with your blogsite to her. She can be trusted and it's too synchronicitous (is that the word) NOT to send.

I just got the thing last week!

Mark said...

I am always rewriting - it's part of the fun I think.

Dave King said...

The dreamcatcher's web had spider-
sifted all my dreams


Mac n' Janet said...

Lovely, and I too have a dreamcatcher hanging over my bed.

Friko said...

Whatever it is, I want one.

And then I'll write a poem about it too.