Poetry challenge Sleep walking: the entries

It is so gratifying to see that the paintings that I love and get so much inspiration from, seem to prod the same nerves with so many of you. I loved reading these poems, you produced a beautiful collection.

 

Sarah’s small collection of dancing jewels

Poetry challenge #39 – Sleep walker – for Jane Dougherty. | fmme writes poems

 

Lady Lee’s poem is a dream of love

Believe in Dreams – ladyleemanila

 

Three, Ken! Is this a record? I think my favourite is the first poem. Cats always manage to steal the show.

sleepwalking | rivrvlogr

sleepwalker | rivrvlogr

Inspiration de Chagall – cross-out poem | rivrvlogr

And a fourth cinquain (fingers crossed he doesn’t add a fifth) on the cat’s orders.

The cat says | rivrvlogr

 

TJ’s poem, like Kerfe’s is a circular argument or real or unreal. Back to front and inside out. Maybe that’s how it feels to be between dreaming and waking.

https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2016/07/13/the-sleepwalker/

 

Kat’s poems follow the rules beautifully of one of the more precise forms of cinquain.

Never Forget – A Trio of Cinquains | like mercury colliding…

 

I really like Kim’s cinquain. There’s something so off-balance about that last line/word.

Lunar Tricks – writing in north norfolk

 

Louise’s poems are also a little unsettling. My favourite is the first one. Reminds me of Clive Barker’s Abarat.

Chaotic Nightmares – Fantasy Raconteur

 

Merril’s second poem seem to me to be infused with feelings inspired by the horrific events in Nice. Again, the dreamworld is not necessarily a fairy tale.

Dreamscape | Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings

 

As was to be expected, the Crow’s poem is mid-way between dream and nightmare. A jovial nightmare? If that’s possible.

my feet on the roof, off the ground (20160714) – Words and Feathers

 

Kerfe’s dream world is topsy turvy and back to front, but there’s a sense that it will all make sense in the end.

Orbiting | method two madness

 

Janice’s poems sent shivers up the spine, especially the last one. Definitely not a comfortable dream world.

Sleepwalking—Cinquain poems – Ontheland

 

Doug’s sleepwalkers might or might not be of this world. Eerie yet not frightening. I like the atmosphere of this one.

When Dusk Disappears | Elusive Trope

 

and a last minute entry from Sri. Romantic as always.

https://srisudhak.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/dream-walk/

 

That’s the foray into the world of Chagall’s Sleep Walker. And a trip well worth making. Thanks to all of you, and hoping tomorrow’s prompt inspires you equally fruitfully.

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I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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