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The Dream

This is both a fantasy poem and a love poem. It tells the story of a woman grown old, still beautiful, who is haunted in a dream by a past love who continues to watch over her — whom she only realizes she dearly misses, once awake. It is the most popular poem on this website, and I consider it one of my favorite, and best fantasy poems, and is one of the most popular fantasy poems on the site.
©2011 by Jon Gutmacher
She was sleeping
deeply
dreaming dreams of things
so long ago
things that were
and never were
and those that could have been
for she was old now
and while there were those who loved her
many had passed
and others were too far away
and so she was alone

A mirror appeared
and she looked in it
what she saw was not unpleasing
yes, older
but kind
and good
and despite all these years
there was an inner and outer beauty
that shone thru and burned bright
but also there was a sadness
for something was missing

Suddenly the mist of time appeared
swirling around her
until so thick that nothing could be seen
or heard
or even imagined
and then the mist cleared
and she found herself in a hallway that went on
forever
and she did not know what to do
and for the first time
she was afraid
for she was alone
in a place so strange
that it seemed without end

And then she felt a hand in hers
and a soothing voice spoke to her
and she felt immediately calm
and warm
and good
and safe
and knew
for the first time
that she was not alone, and never would be
but still – she could not see him
for he was hidden

And she called to him saying
“Who are you , and how did you get here?”
And he laughed softly
with a gentleness that warmed her soul
and said: “Do not fear, my love, for I am always with thee”
“None can do you harm, for I watch over you ”

And with that
she awoke
alone
in her bed
Wishing
she were back
in the dream

The image was created by and is copyrighted by an absolutely amazing artist, Raphael Lacoste, at http://www.raphael-lacoste.com. Title “Malik Shas’s Sanctuary”. I am currently attempting to obtain permission for its use. Go visit his other images at his website, and be ready to be blown away.
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1 Comment
  • Jon Gutmacher

    The Dream was written to someone I once cared deeply for – who I realized did not care as much for me. It was a message of how I felt, and what would come over time. For in the dream she is lost, finds that one thing everyone is looking for, and then awakes only to find she has lost it — for now it exists only in a dream. A dream past. Lost forever in time. And in that moment, she realizes what she has lost was what she was always looking for. Too late.
    jon

    May 23, 2011

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