Diving Into Dreams (#NaPoWriMo Day 14)

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Hey 🙂

Today’s prompt was to pretend I was writing parts of an imaginary dream dictionary, for one or more of this list:


Teacup, Hammer, Seagull, Ballet Slipper, Shark, Wobbly Table, Dentist and Rowboat


I, of course, included them all 😉


My poem reads more like me explaining my dreams to someone else, however.  Well, it’s always an optional prompt…




A teacup shatters:

Social connections lost

My communication

And sympathy skills

Are alien to me.


(Better than a lack of cake:

A forced diet

Or a bout of hard times

In my future)


A hammer chases

Screeching seagulls,

While I twirl in ballet slippers

Out-dancing a shark…


This one’s easy.


That shark has no real teeth


It’s a small problem I am bigging up

Because I want to avoid it.

This is my flight reflex

(Am I not dancing Swan Lake?)

The hammer and seagulls

Were probably real:

The cacophony of good weather

And sleeping in.


rowing boat

Across a wobbly table,

A dentist smiles

Speaking of her childhood

Where she borrowed the family rowboat

And escaped for a bit.


I experience wobbly tables

Wherever I go.

I like to think they are a reminder

That nothing said

Has a stable platform…

We are always biased in thought.


I have no fear of dentists,

I think I have just been reading

Too much children’s fiction

Where the parents have good jobs…?


I always like the feeling of freedom:

That idea I could roam


Return to days I never had

Of sailing out of sight.


I watched this TED talk by Isaac Lidsky this week, and my ‘wobbly table’ idea really gets the nod there!  What a remarkable man.


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4 Responses to “Diving Into Dreams (#NaPoWriMo Day 14)”

  1. Jane Wright Says:

    I like this one, *Monty.

  2. Montaffera Says:

    Thanks for reading, Jane!

  3. Denise Says:

    I love this… it made me smile – just like a dream where all kinds of strange things seem perfectly normal… 🙂

  4. Montaffera Says:

    Awww I’m glad! Welcome to my blog Denise, thank you for reading; I shall hop over and return the favour tonight once the boys are in bed 😉

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