By Lynn White


‘To sleep perchance to dream.”

Who said that?

Sounds so gentle,

but there’s a rub,

a rough edge to it.

Not the long deathly sleep, though 

but drifting away in night time slumber.

It can take you anywhere.

Take you to places you haven’t been

and may not want to go.

Send you spinning,





out of control

to an indeterminate end,

with demons and dragons

as companions.

Daytime dreaming is preferable,

more gentle than it sounds

fitted into a busy schedule.

In wakeful dreams

you can determine the beginning,

at least,

and invite the participants.


they may act out an old story

with a predictable end,


they can drift into a new story

and then

the demons may join in

your daytime dreaming

as well,


One thought on ““Perchance A Dream”

  1. Love it. Simply love it. I am biased to the phrase of The Bard “Perchance to dream”.
    Thank you very much indeed for sharing.
    Happy weekend wishes.


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