Monday, 1 July 2013

New Poem of the Month for July ~ Symbols and Meanings

It was raining in my dreams
holding the air in a metallic embrace
                                                        ... and you 
with a shy quicksilver smile
holding out pink roses
                              ... and golden pocket watches

Asking what meanings are held here
was another day's question
for another night's dreaming...

You held my paling hands,
                 ... wrote a message on my palm
and made me promise
not to read it
                    ...till I woke up.

The first of July already - half the year has gone by, sometimes without my noticing! 

I know, I know another poem about dreaming! lol What can I say, it's a constant inspiration to me. I have set out Symbols and Meanings in a way that it is read like recalling a dream - using the long pauses as a moment of remembering. I hope you enjoy it.

I have entered my flash fiction piece Blackbird into 'The Twisted Tales' competition over at Ether Books, this is in collaboration with Raging Aardvark Publications. The Ether books side of the competition is 'The Peoples Choice Award' for the most downloaded entry - so if you have an iphone or Android please give Blackbird a chance and download it here, it's completely free :)

Also I came across this website - Gareth Prior ~ Poet and Compulsive Reader on Facebook. He urges his readers to take a chance on some poetry for their summer holiday reading and I couldn't agree more! So I have to get promotion in here don't I!? Silver Threads is free to download from Google Drive (button at the top of the blog) and I think it would be a great place to start your summer of poetry! :)

Coming up soon is the next Guest Post installment. I'm really excited and could almost clap my hands in glee, she is writing it right now.

Happy Monday 


  1. Love this poem! It's so mysterious! Keep going :)
    Haley @

    1. Hi Haley

      Thanks for the compliment, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I especially like the word 'mysterious' to describe it :)