sea change

grown so much - December 25, 2013d
 

A recent ice storm brought back the memory of a dream nearly 30 years old…

In the dream…

I see an icy coast—it could be Antarctica…

A humongous chunk cleaves from an ice cliff and crashes into the sea.

The message now seems so obvious…yet still hard to believe.

It’s hard for me to accept that I was so frozen…

On the other hand, I’m surprised to realize I’d made such a massive change.

But dreams don’t lie.  Back then, I wasn’t aware of global warming, so I’ve ruled out a literal interpretation…

I haven’t woken from any iceberg dreams since…

But a dream theme can be repeated many times in many different ways.  I’m still receiving progress reports.
 

© 2013, Michael R. Patton
poems of our dream life

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About Michael Patton

I am a poet, novelist, and fabulist...A new mythologist, a peace miller, a dream worker...I don't qualify as an illustrator or photographer--I just "make pictures"...I have thirteen books available at amazon... I currently reside in northwest Arkansas, but have lived and worked all over the United States... I'm self-taught, for the most part--which is like searching for the right door in the dark. It's an on-going process.... I don't want to write MY story, I want OUR story, so that's what I'm studying: the human story: past, present, future, in its many aspects--including the spiritual. I'm proceeding at a slow crawl.... I don't see the inner world and outer world as separate. By learning about myself, I learn about others, I learn about my world.... Conversely, as I struggle to understand what I see OUT THERE, I learn about myself.... But to be clear: I don't claim any special understanding. I'm still purblind, still only half-awake.... After frustrating experience with the publisher of my first novel, I've published on my own, beginning with e-books, with plans to move into print and audio. Even video.... Along with a second novel, I've now published eight books of poetry. Each poetry book focuses on a theme. For instance, the collection GLORIOUS TEDIOUS TRANSFORMATION is about the slow difficult wonderful process of change.... In that book, as with all my work, I try to be accessible to a general audience, while also striving to achieve a certain literary quality.
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