Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dream Poem: Encounter

I wrote this based on a dream a dream I just had.  I'm still not sure what it means, but am open for interpretations.


Dream #1200948: Encounter


I had a dream that a woman with dark brown hair was living outside of her pick-up truck right next to the sidewalk of my house.  Every day I went out and saw her.  Every day, she looked at me, but didn't say a word.

One day she said, "You haven't noticed, but I cleaned up your garden and removed all of your blackberry bushes."  I said, "I never asked for that."

She said, "I have weeded.  I have protected your home when you were asleep."  I said, "I never asked for that."

She said, "You live in the house of Agodon.  You live in the house of Agodo.  You live in the house of A god."

I said I didn't feel comfortable to have her watching me each day.

She said, "You don't know me, but I live here too."



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6 comments:

Maureen said...

Apart from being a fascinating dream, this could stand as a complete short story.

Stephanie said...

That is amazing.

Hannah Stephenson said...

Ooh...

My lovely friend Tracey is a therapist and dream analyst (she blogs at www.labeletterouge.com and at Psychology Today). She always says "Where you are in the dream is where you are in life."

I would ask you about the following concepts--weeds, your house/home, and this repeated line that you "never asked for that." What have you never asked for? What was your feeling as you asked it?

Also-why did it make you uncomfortable that she was watching you?

Joannie said...

Wow!

Kells said...

Thanks everyone. It was a very odd dream.

Hannah, thank you for your detailed response and the link.

And this is good to know--
"Where you are in the dream is where you are in life.

RE:
I would ask you about the following concepts--weeds, your house/home, and this repeated line that you "never asked for that." What have you never asked for?

**I think I have never asked for help or to be taken care of. I think that's what I responding to with the woman.

I do think in a sense, she was a guardian angel type of person, but I think I responded in my dream with fear (who are you? why are you watching me? etc)


RE: Also-why did it make you uncomfortable that she was watching you?

I think because I didn't know who she was.

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I think she either represented my fear (I live here too) or my faith. One of the other, I guess that's the question. I'm leaning toward faith since I doubt fear would do my gardening.

Thanks for the detailed questions. You gave me much to think about.

DJ Vorreyer said...

I'm not a dream analyst, but I agree with Maureen that this could be a complete piece of flash fiction. It is sparse and powerful.

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