The Making of a Dream

Dreams fly as sawdust on sandpaper
Drifting lazily down atop a field of poppies
Couched in the warm blues of unsung melodies
Muffled by the clamor and cacophony
A safety orange sun set in lavender
Disturb not and none will notice

Homogenized flavors none notice
Sleep’s rust chafes like sandpaper
Restless dreams seek peace in lavender
A toxic trance from this field of poppies
Deepen the wounds of clamor and cacophony
Chords changing tempo in soothing melodies

Harmonious no more are melodies
A tournament now a few notice
Violent wrest and arrest in Cacophony
To fight or desist each a grade of sandpaper
The lure and sweet fragrance of poppies
Soak in the prism of lavender

Soon shades emerge from lavender
Hot and cool split from the melodies
Dreams once diluted in a field of poppies
Quietly awaken some take notice
Smooth softened edges from sandpaper
Strangely still in the wake of cacophony

Angels gather around the cacophony
Dipping their wings in shades of lavender
Marbled swirls polish as sandpaper
No longer grates but extract sweet melodies
It no longer matters who will notice
Let all fall asleep in the field of poppies

Snow out of season in a field of poppies
Everyone wakes in amazed cacophony
Dreams know only one matters to notice
The maker of both music and lavender
And dreams survive in heaven’s melodies
But need waking up to the scratch of sandpaper

Don’t focus on sunsets lined in lavender
Heaven is filled with joyful melodies
We will be wakened with the scratch of sandpaper

Dversepoets.com Open link. Challenged to write a sestina last week at Linda Kruschke paint chip poetry. It was definitely a challenge.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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5 Responses to The Making of a Dream

  1. Your poetry is always so vivid and beautiful! Thank you, Mary!

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  2. msjadeli says:

    Mary, your sestina is cohesive and wonderful! I know how much effort goes into writing one, and the words you chose to repeat are very challenging yet balanced which I think is what made it turn out so well. My favorite lines:
    “Angels gather around the cacophony
    Dipping their wings in shades of lavender
    Marbled swirls polish as sandpaper
    No longer grates but extract sweet melodies”

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  3. Such a lovely sestina!

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  4. Ingrid says:

    It’s a challenging form but you carried it off with elegance and grace, Mary!

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  5. rothpoetry says:

    Wow Mary, very well written poem. The form works so well. This gave me a feel of visiting Flander’s Field and reflecting on what all happened there.
    Homogenized flavors none notice
    Sleep’s rust chafes like sandpaper
    Restless dreams seek peace in lavender

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