Louis Gibbs



I experience a fitful recurring dream.


A dream full of madness and darkness

Interspersed with flashes of brilliant light;


An awful, splendid, dream that I dream

Upon waking each morning, day after day.


Today's dream evolved rather curiously ...

I dreamt I was writing this poem.



  • Santita

    Ah, then are we living out our dreams, Louis? Or is life but a dream as you suggested in the notes? This piece speaks to me in a way that I can't quiet articulate. I am going to ponder on this and for that I thank you!

    • Louis Gibbs

      Could it be anything but a collective dream, given the absurdity of what we call "life"? A dream experience we have created ... A stage upon which we can act out and experience both ends of the spectrum of light and dark in the process of our evolution ... A view that I share with many of our like kind.
      Thank you for your thoughtful response, and I thank you for being the wise seeker that you are.

      • Santita

        An intriguing view, Louis, that you and others share. I like the idea of that. Still asking questions about everything, I am. Thanks for always responding with such sage & kind words.

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      • Michael Edwards

        A surrealist thought - grand little poem Louis

        • Louis Gibbs

          "Surrealist" fits well. It is fun to stand back and contemplate the surreal drama as it unfolds. Thanks for your reply and compliment, Michael.

        • UnspokenVoice92

          All dreams seem to mean something. This one just happen to be one easier to interpret. Interesting.

          • Louis Gibbs

            Glad you could interpret it, U-V, and hope you enjoyed.

          • FredPeyer

            So this is a mad and dark, awful and splendid, yet rather curious poem!

            • Louis Gibbs

              Mad, dark, awful, and splendid ... the dream of "life" well described. Thanks for considering it and commenting, Fred.

            • Frank Prem

              And so, you did! Grand dream writing Louis. Bravo.

              • Louis Gibbs

                And so I did. Thank you so much, Frank!

              • Goldfinch60

                May your dreams always give us your poetry. Good write.

                • Louis Gibbs

                  Your comment is greatly appreciated, my friend!

                • orchidee

                  Ta-dah! And now that dream has come true! Good write Louis.

                  • Louis Gibbs

                    It's getting there, hopefully. Thanks for your compliment, 'O'.

                  • BRIANSODES

                    Dream Dream Dream LOUIS ~ All I have to do is DREAM Yours BRIAN There are al lot of Dreams in our latest Collaboration ~ Seasons of Love ~ please check ~ Thanks SANTI & BRIAN

                    • Louis Gibbs

                      I will. Thanks for reading and responding, Brian.

                    • WL Schuett

                      Nice concept poem very cool

                      • Louis Gibbs

                        Thanks for the kind words, WL!

                      • Diamond

                        Life is a dream, row gently down the stream....

                        A lovely write there, bit poignant though...Nice one.

                        • Louis Gibbs

                          Sorry if it distressed you! I appreciate your response, Diamond.

                          • Diamond

                            No, not at all. It was a nice read.

                          • myself and me

                            Life is a dream weave with time. When you are gone, the dreams disappeared.
                            Interesting dream and real poem.

                            • Louis Gibbs

                              Many thanks for your comment, m&m!

                            • MendedFences27

                              And thusly, you may have found the cure for your recurring dream. Intriguing poem, well written, stirring the imagination. Can dreams remembered be separated from reality? As for life being a dream, it is of course, for what comes after life/? oblivion? Or another dream? Got to go now, got some daydreaming to do. - Phil A.

                              • Louis Gibbs

                                Enjoyed your thoughtful response, MF. Let's dream on!

                              • malubotelho

                                Hello Louis. Nice poem. I've read in spiritual books about that collective fantasy, or dream. If it is true we only get to awake after we die. It is quite confuse though because some says after we die some of us still don't realize the change because we are not prepared spiritually.

                                • Louis Gibbs

                                  'Awaking' is a long process, requiring many lifetimes. We don't automatically attain wisdom upon leaving our bodies, but hopefully have grown in awareness and wisdom by each lifetime of experiencing. This is my belief at this point.
                                  Thank you for your insightful comment, m-b. Keep seeking!

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