caterpillar dreams

Beyond the hills
and the shifting sheep
that frolic across
the distant horizon
bleating blissful tunes,

caterpillar dreams
race my imagination
till they come to rest
at last in a winsome
cocoon of starlight.

And there, O Queen
of tree lined journeys
and gentlest lilacs,
is where you may find me
ever waiting for you.

Watching the sun set over Keswick, England (May 2015)

[After a kind response from David (ben Alexander), I felt compelled to look around and see where I had gotten the title “caterpillar dreams” from. It’s funny how often I am–even without knowing so–influenced by the beautiful expressions of poets, writers, singers. I Googled “caterpillar dreams” and discovered where I had gotten that from: an absolute treasure of Scottish music, Dougie Maclean. I love his music, and in his gentle piece “Singing Land” he uses the phrase “caterpillar dreaming.” I’m sure that had been percolating in my head for sometime. So thank you, Dougie Maclean for all of your inspiration.]

4 thoughts on “caterpillar dreams

    • Cheers, David. It’s funny though, how often I am–even without knowing so–influenced by the beautiful expressions of poets, writers, singers. After I saw your comment, I Googled my own title “caterpillar dreams” and discovered where I had gotten that from: an absolute treasure of Scottish music, Dougie Maclean. I love his music, and in his gentle piece “Singing Land” he uses the phrases “caterpillar dreaming.” I’m sure that had been percolating in my head for some time. I think I’ll add this text as a footnote to my poem. Credit where credit is due, after all.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s