I of soft nights dream
above a sea of harpsichords,
where clouds are cooling caramel
and the stars set alight with the scent
of a pristine perfume deemed delectable.

I of soft nights dream
neath a curve of cloistered courtyards,
drunk on desires dawn will deliver
as dusk dressed Diana sets to slip
my careless catastrophes far upriver.

I of soft nights dream
on a bed of chamomile seats
where leaves lean in to comfort from cold
and fine floret rays of petals white
dance around the apple scented hearts of gold.

I of soft night dream
through this climate’s current chaos
of laughter lines beneath sweet thy smile,
of caress, kiss and chorus of choir
and the comfort that comes to call for a while.

I, of soft nights, dream…

All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

Inspiration for today’s poem must be given to Nigel Cowburn from Growplan; His wife Liz from Exploring Colour; told me last week that his response to my poem Solo Sail was that it reminded him of harpsichords, chamomile seats and cloistered courtyards! I couldn’t let those images be passed up on. Thank you Nigel.

Published by deuxiemepeau

Published poet, writer, baker and former fashion maker, with footprints in Paris, London and Amsterdam but currently back home in Dublin with sights aimed at leaving a mark on the West coast one clear fine day...

10 thoughts on “FOR A WHILE, TO DREAM

  1. What a pleasure to read, and especially out loud which I did, and we laughed as we found the words! Wonderful word weaving.. a soft, beautiful dream complete with cooling caramel clouds.. couldn’t have a better start to my day 🙂

    1. Well cooking caramel clouds are always the best way to start a day. Glad you enjoyed and laughter filled the air! Enjoy your day 🤗🤗

      1. I see its getting on in the evening where you are. Sweet dreams! I need to get myself into gear to face the day. Thank you! 🙂 🙂

      2. Hehehe, thank you! It’s been two long work days, yesterday benchmarking to see what all the other stores and department stores are selling; colours, moods, prints, textiles, shapes, prices and then today a team building workshop analyzing our own collection which was really good but now I am fit only for the sofa and bed! Hope yours is colour filled 🤗

  2. Hope you’re ok that I’ve reblogged this one with photos taken from our 2010/2011 overseas trips (and I’ve started the post with a Hedgehog in honour of your big news 😉

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