Dreams into Poems & Songs

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you dreams, make poems–then sing them. Like many other prolific dreamers, I have journals filled with dream snippets, dream fragments, and more rambling epic dreams than I know what to do with....

Poetry and Dreams Make Good Bedfellows

On June 24 I led a workshop called “The Poetic Dream” at the International Association for the Study of Dreams 30th annual conference in Virginia Beach. Dreamers spent the afternoon reading and writing poetry that came from dreams. Toward the end of our session, I...

Dreaming of Famous People — Corner View

Awake we can’t necessarily dance with a current or future president (as I do in the dreams quoted below) — but in dreams anything is possible! Lucky for us, dreaming of famous people is fairly common … more so, I’m betting, than actually...

Dreaming Across Blogs

This past spring and summer I led poetry classes for middle and high school students in Holyoke, Mass., where sometimes it seems dreams just won’t come true. But the poetry these young people wrote … based on their vision and visions … along with...