High on Self-Crafted Dreams

I dreamed my Self to life—
sipped a mouthful of spirit
out of the universe’s soul,
and I made me real.

Life is a dream within a dream, and I
fly high on self-crafted reveries.

My imagined lips, plump with living words,
kissed the god of Fire;
took him
dancing around Circular Ruins, right
in the heart
of the non-existing line, which burns not
between insanity and creativity.


for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (a Philosophical Challenge)
and 
Poets United (Poetry Pantry, 228)

Flying High, by Gina Morley

references:
A Dream Within a Dream”, by Edgar Allan Poe 
The Circular Ruins”, by Jorge Luis Borges

66 comments:

  1. Oh I like that very much :D XXX

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    1. ...it likes you, too. I just saw it wink your way. ;-D ♥

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  2. life is a dream within a dream is very true. get creative. get insane. spice of life

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    1. Creative, insane and all spiced up! I like it. A lot.

      By the way, I truly enjoyed your “Selfie” and "Click."

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  3. This might be one of my favorites of your poetry!

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    1. I might have to speak to the Winter Solstice Faery then!

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  4. The very first stanza pulls me right into the thoughts of what it means to be a self. To see the self as a dream within a dream is indeed a very interesting thought.. And it gives you some power of where you can go.

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    1. I've always been enchanted by the idea of our imagination (or dreams) being our only limits... and we being the ones setting them. So, yes, I completely agree.

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  5. vivid imagery with a sip of dark Magaly. Wishing you the best with your release

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    1. A bit of dark always makes the light extra bright.

      Thanks so much for the good wishes!

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  6. a true Life of a poet...really love your living words Magaly...

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  7. I like the imagination of your poem, Magaly. And yes, life is a dream within a dream! I do think we CAN dream our reality & make it happen (much of the time...smiles).

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    1. ...and "much of the time" seems like an awesome deal to me!

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  8. Wow! Talk about finding the mobias strip of identity and being! Poe and Borges belong together in spirit. You use them better!

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    1. Poe, Borges and Horacio Quiroga have always danced together in my head. ;-)

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  9. Great imagery in your poem. I like the idea that we can be in command of our dreams and turn them into reality.

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    1. I believe that through our choices and by how we reach to the things that are beyond our control we can indeed be in charge of our reality.

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  10. I LOVE "sipped a mouthful of spirit out of the universe's soul"....and life is a dream within a dream. Magnificent!

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  11. What a wonderful collaboration! You can taste the words as they slip down your throat. Yummy!

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    1. I hope they taste just right!

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  12. Perfect with Gina's art!

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  13. Wow you pulled me in with your opening line and I read it racing through the words each image so bold and thought provoking...fabulous!

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    1. Hooray for yummy hooking lines!

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  14. That was truly enchanting!
    I read that a million times already!

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    1. I'm glad you like it this much. ♥

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  15. Great poem, very imaginative. I like it.

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  16. This is such a richly worded introspection. It is hard to know oneself sometimes, and even more difficult to put that understanding into words.

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  17. Rich and imaginative stuff Magaly - I especially enjoyed: "sipped a mouthful of spirit
    out of the universe’s soul..." Lovely! With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  18. Magaly, sorry I have not been around lately. This is brimming with soul, and good on you. The best lines for me were: "the non-existing line, which burns not/between insanity and creativity," an excellent assessment of my world, so for me, this was quite personal. Such wordcraft! Beautiful. Amy

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    1. You've been missed! So it's just nice to read you again. I'm very glad you enjoyed this one. I've always thought that each of us must embrace our brand of mad in order to survive this world... and be happy.

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  19. I am still discovering myself. I must do more dreaming. I love this!

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    1. I think we never stop. I doubt we would want to.

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  20. "I made me real". that confidence, that "zest" is so important in life.

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  21. Loved it! Brilliant use of imagery.

    "I dreamed my Self to life—
    sipped a mouthful of spirit
    out of the universe’s soul,
    and I made me real." - Wow.

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  22. Aha, so you admit, Magali, that you - Fire Lady and your teasing 2 last lines brought us to nowhere.... really flying high! ~ Wow

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    1. I've always taken pride in my fantastical honesty. ;-D

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  23. "the non-existing line, which burns not/between insanity and creativity". Love this!

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  24. I couldn't agree more. You've presented a powerful truth poignantly and I enjoy the lines you wove in as well.

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  25. Stunning use of imagery , how well you crafted self out of realisation of self

    Have a good week

    Much love...

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  26. Tightrope walker, spinning high :)

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  27. I really love this, so creative.

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  28. "I made me real" ~~ I'm dancing now, Magaly!!

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    1. The picture of you dancing, my beautiful Helen, fills me with grins.

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  29. This stanza though:

    I dreamed my Self to life—
    sipped a mouthful of spirit
    out of the universe’s soul,
    and I made me real.

    I am in awe at its fineness and inspiration. Very powerful, I can sense a lot of spirit and soul in it.

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  30. You are an amazing, joyful spirit, always inspiring!

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  31. this whole poem is mesmerizing!

    i was enraptured by the first stanza...i thought it couldn't get better than that...but then i read on into the last one...wow!

    one of my favorites by you!

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    1. So happy you enjoyed so much. It was pure delight to write!

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  32. I like, I like, I like this a lot! Love Gina's painting ;o)

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    1. This poem reminds me of your "Strength". Such a wonderful crow!

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