Q&A: Working to Understand Dreams

Q&A: Working to Understand Dreams

Q: Do you have any suggestions for how I can work to better understand the messages contained within my dreams? Signed, Seeking Understanding A: Dear Seeking, Did you know that in my other life I’m a poetry teacher? Yes, I teach teen mothers, and other young adults...

L is for dream LINES (CV)

sometimes a line from a dream lingers in the imagination lovely, literary; it doesn’t want to be analyzed, doesn’t want to be any longer than it is let the line be let it lead you listen: DREAM LINES/Love Lines zzz she writes her phone number in watery symbols I can’t...

Dreaming is the Poet’s Work (CV)

In her book The Writing Life, Annie Dillard claims she never learned anything useful from a dream. And yet she gives us this quote by Octavio Paz: “Octavio Paz cites the example of Saint-Pol Roux, who used to hang the inscription ‘The poet is...

October Shadow (CV)

Dark echo of my self, you glide along the cement way beside me pockmarked and dappled; blade-tickled, you swim through the grass. My undrawn twin, are you a silent premonition of my spirit? Or a memory of what will remain when the stories etched into my skin dissolve,...

Dream House (Home View: CV)

Dream House We’re packed to move _ Forks, spoons, knives Tossed into grocery sacks. In the kitchen the ceiling Is falling. As I check empty drawers For what we might have left behind I remember that house On a mountain, in the snowiest Part of the state, you bought it...