February 20, 2009

Dream Spell



Dream Spell
by Dorlana Vann


She never knew where she’d go when she closed her eyes
Her deep dreams bewitched, and her sleeping soul stolen
Always to follow her love through tomorrow’s skies
Cursed by her own craft, ties deliberately woven.

“I place this herb where I have cried
Hopes of waking beside a new lover.
For now and eternity we’ll be tied
His true love for me he’ll soon discover.
Neither time nor distance will love divide
His heart will never beat for another.
Now sleep please find me before the new dawn
From which a charmed passion will truly spawn.”


The enchantment’s promise laced in bitter-sweet lies
He loved her before they met and days gone golden
Now they’re in yesterday’s forest, sweetly embraced
But when he wakes, memory of love is erased.


Note: To me explaining a poem is like explaining a joke. If you have to explain it… However, this time I going to make an exception, because this is the result of this month’s challenge – A Midsummer Night’s Dream, witches and time travel. I usually write a short story, but for some reason, it wanted to be a poem. And since A Midsummer Night’s Dream has a play inside the play – I wrote a poem inside a poem. :)

4 comments:

Candle Artist Jfay said...

Wow! This poem is awesome! I really enjoyed reading - it is so beautiful, yet somehow sad. I love the picture illustation as well.

Dorlana said...

Thanks Jfay! At the beginning of the month I went in wanting a scary tale, but it ended up being sad.

Kelly said...

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Dorlana said...

Hi Kelly!
Thanks for the nice comment and for stopping by.

Dorlana :)