Friday, August 29, 2008

trying to find a meaning

anger taking me over
I stomp my feet in the mud
where my sandals come off
getting stuck in the muck
barely conscious, I walk barefoot
with an ashen face and
trip on the faulty road
which saves me from getting hit
by an unknown vehicle travelling
at a high speed from the wrong side

unlinear yet in a line,
unmarked dreams ascend
then stop for no apparent reason
suddenly waking up, I sit down
scared to my wits, yet unharmed
for a while I stare at the wall
comprehending nothing

in someway, somewhere in that dream
you can designate a semblance of order



Picture credits: Rick Mobbs

This came out of a dream I had today while taking an afternoon siesta. . Maybe it was a nightmare, I don't know. It was all disjointed. I wrote what I remembered giving it some sort of order. I don't know what to make of it. I mean the interpretation part, not the poetry one. Can anyone? This is another rough draft. I will work on it later.

27 comments:

Linda Jacobs said...

What I really like here is the immediacy of your words. They put me right into your dream. Great showing instead of telling!

"SunShine" said...

You sketched your dream almost !! Nice one

Whitesnake said...

You thinking of driving again?

Brian said...

A confusing dream of places unknown and emotions beneath the outward serenity.

Have a great weekend my friend that I love.

latree said...

is it something like de javu?

gautami tripathy said...

Well, that is deja vu! And this I on't know what!

anthonynorth said...

Some dreams are just so cool.

lissa said...

this remind me of the story about Stephen King and how he got hit by a car while walking, you can read about this in his book, On writing

anyway, your writing of this dream is so well put, I guess it's easier to interpret reality than dreams

tumblewords said...

Interesting! I've rarely remembered dreams and when I have they seem to lack enough definition to look for meaning. Neat post!

keithsramblings said...

My, that was a clear dream! Excellent post as always.

Art and Poetry said...

its good to dream and write I like the painting it looks very original.

Lilibeth said...

Ah, sounds like you narrowly escaped death because of something you would have called inconvenient. See, you were on your way to death..heavy of feet, ashen of face. Then the lousy road tripped you, and saved your life. Maybe you should be grateful for the frustrations in life; sometimes they may be blessings in disguise.

There. How's that for a philosophical analysis? Or maybe your ate something too spicy and had a crazy dream.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Sounds to me like all these bad things conspired to make one majorly good thing happen. And man, those were some frustrating things, indeed.

Lucy said...

tripping on a faulty road saves you after being angry.. maybe that means you aren't on the right road and need to change your path? OR you ARE on the right road...
I have NO idea how to interpret dreams Gautami.. just trying to help
wish i could dream up a good post like you can!

sage said...

It feels that you caught the essence of the dream--I can see it play out in my mind. Then again, I've been doing too much dreaming lately. Neat picture!

blissfulanonymity said...

Interesting dream maybe it's telling you to look again at something you have brushed aside as a minor inconvenience but will in fact change your life!

I liked how you expressed the dream I could imagine it so clearly.

John's comments said...

Hmmm. I pick up emotional doing contrasted with order/mechanicalness but then guilt at that emotional freedom/honesty which also saves.This suggests a conflict between what you desire and your duty with you fearing your desire and loving your duty. Being a mother and wanting the freedom of a woman when you value and fear both

Michelle Johnson said...

Gautami, I wish that I could help you dissect your dream but, I am not good at that. Sorry. I did however like the way you turned this into a dream poem and how much Rick's picture compliments it. Nice job. Have a nice night.

Shawna said...

I love your ability to take me to that place in your dream. You work magic with words.

cordieb said...

What a thought provoking dream; and you tell it to us so poetically in your poem. I like this; it's haunting. As for the dream, you have been given the chance once again to start again. Actually you are giving this choice each moment in the gift of free will; but sometimes it takes a fall down to tell us that perhaps we should look at life another way or take another course of direction. You are blessed that fate isn't going to let you completely reck yourself; but don't keep defying the warnings. Peace, Light and Love to you and yours. . . CordieB.

Margaret Cloud said...

I have to say I thought my husband had incrediable dreams, and I have tried to talk him into writing them down, no luck.

Shadow said...

that's a 'thank god i woke up' kinda dream... very nice writing!

Lela B said...

I love art and poetry together.
Great job.

Jon said...

I really like this. You can feel the urgency in your words and the clarity of your dream is obvious for all to witness.

Patois said...

Your rough drafts out-do my finals all the time. Can't interpret for you but I can say I'm impressed with the content of your dreams.

Nita Jo said...

Anger can create death in a person. The "faulty" road, which can symbolize so many negative life experiences (death, illness, etc.) actually returns life to you.

That's my take anyway. I've had many "negative" things happen in my life that actually became blessings in disguise.
Love the way you put the dream into such descriptive words. I could visualize it!

polona said...

haunting images that blur the line between dream and reality