Eagle’s Flight – The Whales – a dream – 1/22/18

The Whales
— a dream —
The whales came, we captured them and trained them to pull us through the water.
Finally one came with us through some severe trial and learned the dream speech going on the arduous journey.
She then left us, but sent 2 young males back and made a pact with us to help us become better travelers together, not as slaves but as partners.
And we learned to love in their ways and it changed us both to learn to such love.
And more would come in their own time and some of us would join with them and we’d travel together sharing our stories, learning a new kind of love, respect and partnership.
The dream speech
learns to listen
to the feelings behind the images
giving them touching power
to snag bits and pieces
deeply buried
and bring them to the surface
to be inspected
ruminated over
or tossed away
with little complaint
pleasant diversions
sometimes keeping one awake at night
or a roll over
and back to sleep
and yet
it unearths much
that could be listened to
dreams can be asked questions
to reveal bits and pieces
in their own way
with an other’s intention
but they are easily ignored
and placed on the amusing
but old playthings
shelf
to gather dust
and forgetfulness
yet
worth exploring
let them take you
down roads you’d thought
long closed
over
done
dealt with
but if you listen
if you ask
Love’s Spirit
will empower
and grow such attention
into relationship
that loves
and raises you up to love
taking you to places
you’d only
dreamed of
1/22/18 – Monday
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About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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