She rose with languid movements
and when the sun greeted her
through billowing curtains
she recalled the dream
that rocked her through the night,
a dream that didn’t become
broken pieces of wishes,
a dream that remained,
sensations that were felt,
yet confusion ran through her veins
even though vivid images played
again and again in her mind,
images that were whole
and so she wondered
Lauren Scott © 2015
33 thoughts on “Awakening”
So dreamy and my imagination takes me to that place where she is. I understand her plight
Aww, thank you, Scott, and I think her plight is understood by many…
Oh wow, this is quite mysterious Lauren, and of course beautifully dreamy ❤️ Xxx
Thanks so much, Chris! I’m happy to add a little mystery now and then. 🙂 ♥ xo
Smoothly awakening… thank you for sharing these words with us ❤
Thank you, Lily, for your visit and beautiful comment. ♥
Some dreams are so intense and reoccur from time to time but never seem to come to reality.
So true, Ian, and I suppose, for good reason…
Love the ending, Lauren. Always difficult to achieve, I think.
Thanks so much, Jean. Have a wonderful weekend!
You too, Lauren!
Dreams can be pretty strange and mysterious, but still very real at the time.
Well said and I agree, Binky!
So very mysterious, as most dreams are. I love the way you write!
Sending hugs xoxo
Thanks so much, my friend. You’re always so good at encouraging. 🙂 Sending hugs your way, too. ♥
Thanks, Ericka, and I appreciate the follow, too! I hope you continue to enjoy your time here. Have a wonderful weekend! ♥
Reminds me of dreams that cause us to wonder if there is a hidden meaning or warning. Your words are magnetic.
Thanks, Kim, I wonder the same thing. Some dreams are just so vivid and you wake up thinking, “what was that all about?” 🙂 ♥
Beautiful written, Lauren. Some dreams are so vivid they command our thoughts well beyond waking. Some dreams stay with us, unbidden,and return with a vengeance weeks or months later. I felt that in reading your poem. Hugs, my friend.
Thanks for your kind words, Michelle, and I couldn’t have said it any better than you about dreams and their effects on us. Hugs to you, too, and have a lovely evening. ♥
Intriguing awakening with lucid memory’s replaying in the mind.
Can only imagine they were memory’s of a beautiful dream, as she awoke with languid movements, and allowed her to contemplate the dreams.
Thanks for your lovely comment, Ian, and I believe her dream was beautiful enough for her to take the time and energy to contemplate when she was coherent and awake. 🙂 It’s a mystery though; we’ll probably never know what that special dream was about…
Ooh, love this, Lauren! X
Aww, thanks, my friend. Hope you are well! I’m behind on reading but will do some this weekend. ♥
I haven’t posted much lately and was really behind on reading as well. So don’t worry about it ^^
Okay, I’m relieved now. 😀 xx
Beautiful, Lauren! Sometimes dreams can leave us knowing and wondering at the same time … we feel them inexplicably inside ourselves and, perhaps, the feeling is ‘more important’ than the understanding. XO ❤
Thanks, Diane, for your deep comment and I think you’re probably right in saying that the feeling is more important than the understanding, which isn’t always clear in the first place. 🙂 ♥
Lauren. I thought your poem had beautiful words in it, but I was left with the thought it needed another verse to explain her ‘even though vivid images played
again and again in her mind,’
I know ‘confusion ran through her veins’ (a beautiful line) but I was still left wondering what were the vivid images she had seen. Still, this may have been your intention?
Kathy, I appreciate your comment and thoughts and yes, you’re right. It was my intention to leave the reader wondering and not to “set the table completely.”
In poetry, there can be many interpretations, which is why I didn’t want to complete the story. Thanks again for stopping by…
Words so highly relatable indeed Lauren. You so beautifully capture the essence of the human experience.
Aww, thanks so much, Don, and I’m sorry for replying late! I try so hard to not let any comments slip through but occasionally some do. Anyway, I appreciate your beautiful words and wish you a lovely weekend!