For NaPoWriMo day 4
Our traveler awoke
because she had spoken
aloud. In the dream,
she had traveled deep
into a cave, not knowing
how she came to be there.
Had walked for seeming hours,
then realized that another
walked silently with her.
A stranger, but one
so familiar. As they walked
the stranger talked softly
of things only the traveler
could know. Of other dreams
she had had as a child,
places she would go,
things she would do.
Had been told, back then,
she must put away such things,
grow up, learn to help and to be
more like others. In the dream,
she turned to familiar stranger, asked,
“How could I have forgotten?”
Later, as she walked through the day,
she thought of the dream. Passing
a small house she heard music drifting
from within. Stopped to listen.
Moving on, the song’s refrain
kept playing through her mind. With soft tears,
she heard its words slip from her lips,
Bring on the wonder, bring on the song,
I’ve pushed you down deep in my soul
for too long…*
Elizabeth Crawford 4/4/11
*Bring on The Wonder by Susan Enan, sung by Sarah McLachlan.
To hear original version by Susan Enan with posted lyrics, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb0x4_2xocY&feature=related
Soul Cards: Both galleries may be found here:
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