Sweet Dreams

Dream suite décor.
Rest upon cumulus pillows
as moonbeam lullaby lulls.
Sprinkled star dust
spreads drowsiness
as deep sleep seeps in.
Spirits soar into everland,
ethereal land of smiles.
Compassion and love live,
bloom in forever springs.
Until we jolt awake,
plopped . . .
into another mundane day.

clouds-4215608_1920
I’m hosting Tuesday Poetics today at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. The topic to consider is dreams / dreaming. Go to the site and listen to some wonderful songs about dreaming (Youtube links) sung by the Everly Brothers, Bobby Darrin, Bing Crosby, and the Mama and Papas. Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time. Come join us!

57 thoughts on “Sweet Dreams

    • lillian January 28, 2020 / 3:05 pm

      Sometimes mundane are the best —- too much excitement sometimes can spell disaster! 🙂

      Like

    • lillian January 28, 2020 / 3:09 pm

      Oh dear…..sweet dreams are made of this…..Which song does that come from? Perhaps falling asleep listening to California Dreaming would help? 🙂

      Like

    • lillian January 28, 2020 / 3:42 pm

      I debated between that word and “dumped” — plopped is a bit gentler, I think 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  1. kim881 January 28, 2020 / 3:30 pm

    I enjoyed the play on sweet/suite in the title and opening line, Lill, and would love to have this kind of dream. I’m another of those who have weird or scary dreams. I long for and ‘ethereal land of smiles’, if only for one night! Mundane will do too.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian January 28, 2020 / 3:43 pm

      Glad you caught the play on words with the title and first line. Yes….wouldn’t it be nice if we could just pick up the phone before bed and order up this kind of dream decor? 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. sarahsouthwest January 28, 2020 / 4:05 pm

    I love that plopped – as if you are a raindrop, dropping from those dreamy clouds.

    Liked by 2 people

    • lillian January 28, 2020 / 5:05 pm

      LOVE that thought, Sarah! 🙂 Makes me smile. Thank you!

      Like

  3. msjadeli January 28, 2020 / 4:23 pm

    Every dream is an opportunity for adventure, you’re right. Maybe wherever your life finds itself, the dreams will balance what’s in the waking…

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian January 28, 2020 / 5:06 pm

      Now that is a lovely thought! The balancing of life with dreams…and dreams with life.

      Liked by 1 person

    • lillian January 28, 2020 / 5:07 pm

      Yes! Wouldn’t it be nice if just before we went to bed, we could dial up a particular dream suite decor….a topic of our choosing….how sweet it would be!

      Like

  4. Gina January 28, 2020 / 4:39 pm

    such a soft place your dram is, i felt it ok to come back to a mundane world after that, thank you for such a lovely prompt Lillian.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian January 28, 2020 / 5:08 pm

      Ah yes….one thing I learned after my husband’s critical medical emergency 6+ years ago…..the mundane is actually wonderful! Boring health is good! 🙂 And we will celebrate 50 years together on February 7th! 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

      • Gina January 28, 2020 / 5:13 pm

        happy, happy 50 together for the 7th of February, a most joyful celebration to have walked through life together. the mundane is comforting when chaos reigns.

        Liked by 1 person

      • merrildsmith January 28, 2020 / 5:23 pm

        How wonderful, Lillian! Yes, boring health is good. 🙂 February 7th is the birthday of one of my daughters.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. merrildsmith January 28, 2020 / 5:22 pm

    I love “cumulus pillows” and “moonbeam lullaby.” Then plopping like Sarah says as a raindrop back to reality.
    That’s what my dreams and waking are often like. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian January 28, 2020 / 5:51 pm

      So glad you enjoyed, Merril! And happy birthday almost to your daughter….and I have a grand niece who will be 1 on the same day. An auspicious date indeed 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  6. areadingwriter January 29, 2020 / 1:37 am

    deliciously soft like a fleeting dream, Lillian. And the alliteration and “s” sounds are comforting. “cumulus pillows
    as moonbeam lullaby lulls.” aaah

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian January 29, 2020 / 12:16 pm

      So glad you enjoyed….you realized exactly the feeling I was hoping to evoke! 🙂 Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Vandana Sharma January 29, 2020 / 1:53 am

    Oh! I so wish to continue sleeping i nthis dream, a very soothing and dreamy poem.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian January 29, 2020 / 12:16 pm

      Those are the best kinds of dreams! 🙂

      Like

    • lillian January 29, 2020 / 12:17 pm

      Yes….and wouldn’t it be nice if we could decorate our bedroom in “dream suite decor” and thus encourage all our dreams to be sweet? 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Feelings and Freedom January 29, 2020 / 9:24 pm

        What an idea Lillian 🙂 Reality inspires dreams and dreams direct reality, so yes, it would be amazing ❤️

        Liked by 1 person

  8. calmkate January 29, 2020 / 4:21 am

    lulled me into a mellow sense of security to unravel it by plopping me into mundanity …

    Like

    • lillian January 29, 2020 / 12:17 pm

      Yup. Sometimes when I wake from a dream I feel indeed like I’m being plopped back into reality….better that than jolted, right? 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • calmkate January 29, 2020 / 2:32 pm

        lol felt awfully similar to me … amazing to capture that sensation with your writing 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

    • lillian January 29, 2020 / 12:18 pm

      Exactly! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there really was a dream decor we could choose for our bedrooms that would insure wonderful sleep with occasional dreams that are all positive and serenely sweet?

      Like

  9. Caitlin Gramley January 29, 2020 / 3:01 pm

    Sometimes when I wake up I still think I’m in the dream. It can take a minute or two for reality to sink in. Great poem!

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian January 30, 2020 / 2:46 pm

      Hi Caitlin. I totally agree with that taking a few minutes to get back into reality. PS: Your link in Mr. Linky for your dream poem post goes to a page that says “OOPS…this is embarassing..no post etc” Can you please repost your poem with a new entry on Mr. Linky? Once you do, I’ll delete the faulty link.

      Like

      • Caitlin Gramley January 30, 2020 / 2:53 pm

        Lillian, I replied back to your comment on the Tuesday post with what happened. I deleted the poem for personal reasons. you can take down the link. Sorry about that.

        Like

  10. Truedessa January 29, 2020 / 6:56 pm

    I enjoyed this and I often feel like I make a crash landing into awakening.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. lynn__ January 30, 2020 / 2:49 pm

    Sounds divine, Lillian! Also want to add, I enjoyed this prompt at dVerse and the musical selections you included 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian February 3, 2020 / 1:43 pm

      Late late to the final reading! San Diego sun calls me outside too often 🙂 So glad you enjoyed!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Christine Irving January 30, 2020 / 11:09 pm

    Nice lines:

    Rest upon cumulus pillows
    as moonbeam lullaby lulls.

    I may borrow this as an affirmation.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Sascha Darlington January 31, 2020 / 10:05 am

    I love how you’ve shown how dreams can be sweet escapes. I loved this:
    Rest upon cumulus pillows
    as moonbeam lullaby lulls.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lillian February 3, 2020 / 1:45 pm

      Sweet dreams are indeed the best dreams…..and a mundane life can be good! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • lillian February 3, 2020 / 1:46 pm

      I just went back and reread….you’re right! Thank you so much for this kind and thoughtful response. So glad you enjoyed it!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s