they warned me
of succulent dates
sparkling water which
would entice me away
from my drab reality
into the perfect mirage
and they tell me to stop dreaming
to renounce the life of illusion
does the magician not stupefy you?
does the night not hold capabilities?
you can only learn to fly
if your feet leave the ground
for as long as the mirage remains in view
dream, dream and dream more
how unfortunate are those
whose vision is blinkered by reality
13 thoughts on “the perfect mirage”
We dreamers are the fortunate ones Sonya and don’t ever stop believing it. Nice work.
I’m so happy to hear that “I’m not the only one”. Thank you Mike!
the night holds capabilities and So do you…
and just like you can see Stars only in darkness.
this poem comes at the perfect timing….you encourage me to chase my mirage… :)
It gives me much honor to hear that this poem has encouraged you. All the very best!
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“Does the night not hold capabilities” – what a beautiful thought… Reminds me of a powerful man in history who declared that night should be day and day should be night. “Real” people thought him eccentric ;-) I love this poem deeply because it legitimises where I live… Thank you!
Thanks a lot. Please excuse my ignorance but do tell me more about this quote.
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The man I referred to was the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim. His view was that it was during the night that true and profitable “business” could be done. If you need any further references, there is an ezcellent book about him available at the website of The Institute of Ismaili Studies. My apologies if I inadvertently made anyone feel inadequate in any way.
Right! In complete agreement with your thoughts. ‘They’ know little about the reality of reality to insist on staying real. The mirage is just as real and dreams our version of truth.
Your words capture it very well. I love it!
Dreams are our version of truth…Excellent!! Thanks as always for leaving me so much wisdom in your comments.
Nice poem Sonya.
Thank you Ranu, and I do suspect you, like me are a bit of a dreamer :-)
Thank you for this poem. “Reality” is a funny word, a funny concept, something which we take for what is “real.” Why wouldn’t we, as it is “real”ity.
We then too often allow this to shut down, and shut off, possibility. Thank you, again, for this poem which has brought me to reflect on this again.
All good wishes,
Wonderful thought Robert. Reality should not shut out possibility. Thank you and good wishes in return.