Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Writer's Island: Dream

This week's Writer's Island prompt went in a strange direction. What are the thoughts in your head that you hope others can't see?

If I could explain myself
to you, film reel the
grainy close-up of my
internal musings, would
you recoil from the
villain I would reveal,
the selfish motivations
and double-crossings?
Or would you recognise
yourself in the frame,
the murmered dialogue
an echo of your own
soundtrack, a love song
played backwards? As
we lie so close at night is
it a small grace that we
cannot interpret
each other’s dreams?

7 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

"would
you recoil from the
villain I would reveal,
the selfish motivations
and double-crossings?"

Good for you ask that which is in the minds of most of us...

Lea said...

I love the grainy movie description and your questions, a love song played backwards. Brilliant.

tumblewords said...

Oh, a wonderful question written with words willing to answer, or not. 'a love song played backward' is so visual.

Mary Timme said...

I so loved the part where the small grace of not having to share the dreams of each other. Cool phrase.

lissa said...

lovely. love the last line : is
it a small grace that we
cannot interpret
each other’s dreams?

aka Danny Wise said...

Reads well - a love song played backwards? - I must be dreaming!

UL said...

Oh this was wonderful, dreams & secrets make good companions dont they? And you have created such a beautiful picture with it, lovely. Thank you.