places not yet lived ~

Do you think that your dreams are past memories from another life or are you being haunted by someone who needs a mystery resolved? You are not alone about having dreams like this. Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful or scary mystery this is.

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as the steel regard of morning
pulls my tired soul from dreams –
another life beyond the reach
of lowly expectation
stirs within the mystery
and I close my eyes again
flirting with the patterns
where faded roses bloom –
across some great tomorrow
tis there my longing burns
letters curve unsettled
on the page –
by memories returning
of places not yet lived
light beyond the shadows
of my room

. . .

Author’s Note: Those who know me well are aware of recurrent
dreams – of a house in which I have never lived,
on a road I’ve never traveled. Yet, so familiar is the dream that I know the steps from the porch
to the gate, the slant of the yard into the trees. I know the count
of roses on the faded wallpaper,
and the pause between drips into an old basin.
Once asked, ‘Do you…

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Karen DeMers Dowdall

Karen DeMers Dowdall was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. She has lived in Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, and England. Karen has a PhD, MSN, BSN, RN in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University. “Books of every genre teach us about life, how we think, and view the world." She has written poems and little short stories since she was a child. Karen loves art, she enjoys drawing, painting in oils, pastels, colored pencils, and doing portraiture. She has also taken ballet, Jazz, and modern dance since she was three years old and owned her own dance studio.

5 thoughts on “places not yet lived ~

    1. KC, this is true and perhaps those that have left us are still in touch, and perhaps we are remembering something in the distant past. Spooky and sometimes scary…ghostly? It makes one wonder. We should treat each other (live or dead) much better. K D 🙂

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    1. Tonya, thank you so much. I can imagine you also have dreams where you are consciously aware of the dream. I am glad you stumbled on my site as well. I am now following you. Karen 🙂

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