Dreamsong Janey Fades

Just before he’s 70, just before seven
on the greyest of February mornings
he encounters his Dreamsong Janey
at the Predawn Café.
……………………………………….He lets her
levitate him into his morning pages;
lets her eradicate all of his desires
–even for his morning coffee,
even for His Beloved (still in bed,
dreaming he’s still there, asleep,
dreaming of sleeping beside her).

But his imaginary wings are only
borrowed and insubstantial. Janey’s
dreamsong fades.
…………………………………Before he can fully
and finally float away, he remembers
his flesh, recalls his agenda, and realizes
there’s yet another day ahead; a day to
try his endurance; a day during which
there will be no dreamsongs sung,
no other sounds worth hearing.

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16 thoughts on “Dreamsong Janey Fades

  1. Aaah, morning pages … once a daily ritual … now fond memory of an era I otherwise gladly abandoned for marriage! Now my pages and I come together at odd hours when interference subsides.
    Like the notion of naming you’ve demonstrated!

  2. The very hard reality, another day to face….the dreamscape disappears and we trudge into reality, eyes wide open and sometimes with a grimace – sometimes with a determined smile – sometimes with resignation..
    “he remembers
    his flesh, recalls his agenda, and realizes
    there’s yet another day ahead; a day to
    try his endurance; “

  3. Ohh morning pages! I used to do that a long time ago, but time led me to other things. 🙂 This is a gorgeous poem, Ron.

  4. It is a gorgeous poem, Ron, with a Celtic touch, a light hearted romp through hypnogogic mists and caffeine bitch slaps. An fun read, sir.

  5. The drudgery of reality can never compete with those perfect dreams. I like how you describe them as being better than morning coffee, that’s saying something!

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