I had a dream

Have you ever seen a dream that felt so real, that when you woke up, you could still see it and remember each bit?

I had the strangest dream last night and the words wrote themselves out in my dream. All I had to do was wake up and type them down before they slipped out of my fingers like grains of sand…


I dreamed last night

Of  crystal, green waters

 I saw the white sands beneath

An outline of the mountains, beyond-

A haze, brown- grey

I saw  fishermen

Not one, but few

standing in a line-

Their sun-burnt bodies, burnished  

glint in the sun

I saw the sinews on their arms

each rise, each fall

as they hauled a mammoth rope

their calloused feet firm, in the dew-wet sands

I saw no boats

neither at shore nor at sea


I felt my feet rise

Above the ground

In my hand, I had a pillow

Soft, filled with downy feather

It helped me steer


I saw me flying

with the sea-gulls

the green waters beneath

the sands and the mountains

I felt light

at ease


And then I descended

I was on the beach

A few steps away from where I had started

I trudged through the sand

the pillow in my hand

There were no fishermen

I passed by a couple

They looked at me , a strange look

I felt their eyes


I saw a home

The women asked me where I’d been

I couldn’t tell

For they’d ne’er believe

I entered


There was an old man- the patriarch

He sat on a chair

dressed in white

He smiled at me


His eyes said, ‘I know where you’ve been’

He said, ‘Food is on the table

We’ve been waiting for you’

I woke up, it was dark

I was on my bed

I closed my eyes

I remembered

The smell of the sea 

The feel of the sand beneath my feet

The warm, salt air tingling my blood

The lightness

The breeze


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15 responses to “I had a dream”

  1. Abirbhav Avatar

    I am still trying to decode the message you got through this dream. However, it seems to me that you had a dream within dream, isn’t it? (Ref. Inception Movie)

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      I had a dream. And what you read was the dream. Not a dream in a dream. Don’t try decoding it 🙂 I couldn’t. Didn’t think of Inception…lol…that was complicated.

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      1. Abirbhav Avatar

        LOL.. 😅
        I liked the movie though.. Had to see thrice to understand parts of it.. 😛
        But on a serious note, dreams within dreams do exist for real..

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  2. Andrea Stephenson Avatar

    That sounds like a fabulous dream Smitha – it also sounds like the kind of dream that has a message for you…

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Yes Andrea. I woke up feeling like I had undergone a transformation. ..only I wish I knew what it meant. As of now I’m doing as you said and going through the moult… slowing down.

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  3. willowbentleysmama Avatar

    WOW! That was really beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you for reading and your good words on the poem. So glad you enjoyed it. 🌷


  4. binnykumar Avatar

    Like the vivid description of your dream …

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Binny. Seeing it was fun.


  5. faithfullyyours2017 Avatar

    Wow…. Beautiful😍💓

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much. Am so happy you liked it. Just wrote the dream out 🙂


      1. faithfullyyours2017 Avatar

        I wish I wud also remember dreams that I hv in d morning..,..

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          I don’t generally. This one was so clear…thank you again for reading


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