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“Perchance to Dream” MAG

June 28, 2011
By Philosophication GOLD, McKinney, Texas
Philosophication GOLD, McKinney, Texas
12 articles 3 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"This above all: To thine own self be true."
William Shakespeare's Hamlet

"To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid."

“To sleep; perchance to dream”

For when you dream
The stars scatter
And drift into fireflies

Skyscrapers become great trees
And the darkness wraps around
Like a warm blanket

And your imagination
Runs on no leash
Away from the stark
Reality of the lit world

Travel through cities
Impossibly defying
The laws that govern the waking

Speak to the gods
For above
Drifting along their cities
Made upon the clouds

The mask of day
Is ripped away
Revealing to yourself

Under the sun
You may fool yourself
But when the moon
Shines its silvery light

The charades fall
By the wayside

Fall into sleep's embrace
Fall prey to its fantasies
And wonders beyond imagination

If only you
Perchance to dream

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leafy said...
on Apr. 13 2012 at 11:08 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

Wow, an excellent poem- this has made it into my list of favorites, which is a hard feat to accomplish. Well done.

on Nov. 12 2011 at 11:27 pm
Danealle SILVER, Wheeling, Illinois
7 articles 0 photos 119 comments

Favorite Quote:
Anything is possible with a smile and goal in mind.

This is wonderful! I would just consider using more punctuation to add emphasis and drama. 

on Nov. 2 2011 at 6:20 pm
mattisonteeter GOLD, Los Angeles, California
15 articles 0 photos 54 comments

I enjoyed reading this :)

It was great and inspiring 

on Sep. 25 2011 at 7:53 pm
BetweenWorks SILVER, Charlotte, North Carolina
5 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
The meaning of life is a question that you have already answered.

I really like your style of writting. You are one of my favorite authors in the book.