LO (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

Ancient Dreaming

When the night is long and my sleep is fretful
I go to a place where my mind flows free -
A distant shore where the wind blows softly
Sweet music of the ancients engulfs me;
A lilting, sad refrain that touches my heart,
Overwhelming feeling washes over me
I am in a place of soul recognition -
A long ago kingdom by the sea;
Brilliant sunlight kissing azure waves
As salt-sea sprays against the cliffs,
I stand poised on the edge of the world
With the wind blowing through my long blonde hair,
Long flowing white gauze envelopes me,
Bronzed skin warm in the shimmering sunlight,
Arms outstretched, head tilted back
Offering a prayer to the gods;
Atlantis is calling to me in my dreams
And I respond.

by Linda Ori

Comments (16)

Still this poem takes me to another world....after all these years.... Fran x
So imaginative, fairyland and dreams and legend and heroes. Wonderful Margery. xxx
Just revisitng (no need for a reply) this lovely poem which has lived in my favourites box for some time. It still holds all of the magic, Linda. Love, Fran xxx
Your imagination is magnificent! ! ! This one ought to be in the top 500...without a doubt! ! Have you read'The Mists of Avalon' by Marion Zimmer Bradley? Oh you have to...you will absolutely never come back to the same world you left. This is one hell of a good write...xxxElysabeth
Linda, what a beautiful relaxing poem that whisks you off to a far flung paradise. The imagery of a distant shore, a breeze blowing off from the sea and an almost magical place, Atlantis. Beautiful. I loved it. A nice dream away from reality. Thanks for sharing it. David
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