Words have meanings, she says

Words have meanings, she says

Do we see how sleep clothes the stillness,
moulds it like warm wax?

Happy are those whose dreams
are shaped by gentle hands
into placid animal faces
the woven scents of day-gardens
beneath spring sun,
birdsong filling hopeful shells.

While you dream, she whispers,

Remember, want is not desire,
but lack of the life source,
the fount where birds and dogs sip,
knowing no other way to live.


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Jane Dougherty

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.

11 thoughts on “Words have meanings, she says”

  1. We are all in the same atmosphere today. You have the message from my whispering goddesses. Wise, as Merril noted. How could it be otherwise? (K)

      1. http://magneticpoetryplayonline.com/original/
        We use the online magnets as a prompt. We don’t all use the same set, and the same words don’t come up each time you log in. We call the one who moves the magnets around the Oracle, because often the poems are similar, as if there’s a message. It’s a nice idea anyway. Try it out. A few of us try to post a magnetic poem on Saturday.

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