Thursday, April 2, 2015

Somniloquy (2015 APR PAD - Day 2)


photo by PSC / 2015


In the deeper recesses of every heart is a store of hoarded secrets.”  
– Christian Nestell Bovee, Intuitions and Summaries of Thought

“We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.” 
– Robert Frost, The Secret Sits

Somniloquy

Our dreams are h(a)unted,
but not by those things
that go bump in the night –
ghosts and hobgoblins,
banshees, ogres and ghouls.
No, we stress over
the conceivable uncovering
of clandestine privacies;
are pestered by
the possible discovery
of covert li(v)es.
We fuss and fret
over secrets we keep,
and the rational fear
of talking
in our sleep.

PSC/2015

The above poem is written in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides APRIL PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge for Day 2 (a “secret” poem):  

Below are some additional links for Robert’s PAD Challenge:

NOTE:  In the spirit of the TIPS' suggestion #6 (Focus on writing first drafts) I’ve left my day 1 offering for another time.  It’s presently a very rough draft and a work-in-progress that I’m still intending to revisit & revise, so I won’t post it here in its current “half-naked” state.


Anyway, here’s a link to the Day 1 prompt and postings for Robert’s Poetic Asides PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge (a “resistance” poem):  


12 comments:

  1. Oh, wow!! This is potent...I love the use of parenthesis and your closing thought...how true indeed. Nice to see you're PADing again, Pamela! :)

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    1. Ahhh... THANKS, Hannah! So glad you enjoyed it. Am going to try to make it through the whole month this time, but... we'll see.

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  2. Yes, Wow! Love the quote, the way you use this prompt, the poem. Thanks for sharing this one, Pamela!

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    1. Thank you, Nurit! Glad you stopped by!

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  3. Love the way you played with the words and the entire feel and sentiment of the poem

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  4. Your use of parentheses so enhanced this poem and brought it to a higher level. I'm glad you're back and look forward to seeing more of your lovely work.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! Your kind words made my day! :)

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  5. You KNOW I love that "h(a)unted." :)

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    1. LOL And how could I not think of YOU, De, when I fiddle with words in that particular way?? ;)

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