Play in dreams

Let’s play in dreams tonight among
fanciful half-drawn adventures that
reflect reality while sharing
a majestic illusion that feels slept in.

I think I’ll fly through a world
of my own making, one great
with clocks that don’t tick but
houses often dance like jumping beans
on a record player I can’t turn off.

You’ll be there – or at least
my mental image
of you – to share an expansive world
of fantasy and sweeping lands
of rolling reveries.

Let’s get lost in dreams tonight,
entranced by enchanted visions
extending before us while we share
this queen bed barely slept in.


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written for two prompts: dVerse Poetics “Your Majesty” and V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #68 “play”

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 11 years and 3-year-old son, and at least for the next year, I’m on the right side of 40. (Both the interstate and existence, in years). I am a Tar Heel born and bred, and watch every Yankees game I can. My goal is to visit all 30 MLB stadiums in the next 10 years. I’ve been to 5 so far! Obviously I enjoy writing, but I also enjoy watching and reading sci-fi. I’m slowly attempting to finish my first novel, a “humorous” sci-fi romp which may be finished one day. I am a Doctor Who obsessive and choose Star Trek over Star Wars.

23 thoughts on “Play in dreams

  1. So I really liked your poem today. It struck a chord, I guess they say. And in my mind I went right to a “reply poem” to yours. Not to argue the beauty of your words but to express what came to my mind as I read yours. My poetry is not as well versed as yours and I do hope you don’t find displeasure in my “reply”.

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  2. I noticed what Avia did, the repetition of “slept in” pointing out the paradox of what it is to dream: sleep must be there, but you also never felt more alive and awake. The blending of the two prompts was well done. I also had to laugh at the last line for personal reasons: we have had this brand new queen bed for months and we also still have the baby in our room in a crib. Well, she needs her sweet queenly space, I suppose, because whenever we try to sleep in our bed, she wakes up multiple times in the night. So we have decided to leave her –and that new bed– for the time being to her 11-hour beauty rest!

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