Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday Thoughts - Converting Sleep to Song

Melodic Dreams
by Rachel Hoyt
 
 
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Once fleeting dreams
Now will not die
Sleep's a broken melody
That can now fly.

Hold fast to dreams -
Record a song.
Write down your memory
So you can sing along.

Reach for your dreams
Sing loud and clear
Harnessing energy
Within to squash fear.

© 2012 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved
 
 
Inspired by Langston Hughes' poem, "Dreams" and this news article on converting sleep to song.
 
 
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Read more rhymes by Rachel at her new column, Clickety Clack -
poetic news about Santa Barbarians talking back.

18 comments:

  1. I've gotten out of the habit of keeping a notebook by the side of my bed to record dreams. It's always funny how vivid they can be at night and then quickly disappear during the day. I need to get back into that. At least I keep a notebook in my general backpack, so if I recall during the day, I jot them (or other notes) down.

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    1. I don't have many dreams (that I remember), but I try to write them down when I do. I don't keep a notebook by my bed though, just in my purse and backpack(s) and more. :)

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  2. What a fine little nocturne you've written here - of dreams, songs, and happiness. Enjoyed it a lot!

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    1. Thank you Beachanny! :) I think you felt the multiple meanings I was hoping to convey. :)

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  3. WOW!!! I just wrote about a dream that I had, pertaining to a song. Interesting! I do journal my dreams. Sometimes I will have, what I call "THEME SONGS" in my dream. I will always google the song the next day, to find the hidden message, within the song. ;) I LOVE THIS!!!

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    1. I just went over to read your post and... WOW! That is quite a story!! Very interesting how our posts compliment each other. :) We are on the same wavelength. :)

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  4. Rachel, did you know that the more you record your dreams, the more of them you’ll remember? I heard a psychotherapist speak once, and he said that honoring your dreams is an invitation for more memory. So keep the hand moving! My friend Katie has been dreaming novels lately – with complete storylines. You know Mary Shelley dreamed Frankenstein, right?

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    1. I will keep trying to remember my dreams. You can count on it. These days its easy to write down... "was being chased", "was running late"... but perhaps I should honor my dreams and buy a special journal and write that down more regularly? xo

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  5. What a beautiful rhyme about dreams. Loved it Rachel

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    1. Sing it loud & clear for all to hear! :)

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  7. I've always like Langston Hughes

    ...and dreams too, of course ;)

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    1. I think I need to read more Langston Hughes. Obviously I really liked THAT poem. :)

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  8. strange I often woke up lately having a song in my mind and then singing it the whole day ~ thanks for the poem!

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    1. What a cool coincidence! You're quite welcome. :)

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Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...