"Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn." ~Thomas Gray

"Poetry unites." ~Anon

"Truth is such a rare thing, it is delightful to tell it." ~Emily Dickinson

Written by Sue Hardy-Dawson
She lives in Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Her blog: Poemcat

Ship of Dreams

Under ice we sleep
Fireflies dancing in lanterns
Pools of winter sun

Down, down and falling
Crushed, by the iron water
Cold lipped salt geisha

We wave pale silent
Through jet edged anenomies
Caress startled beds

Death’s faithless lover
Floats in ghost seas of angels
Washing bitter stars

Echoing last cries
Hugging rocks, scattered pebbles
Laced with love’s glass thorns

Flames whip up a shoal
Of wild ruby eyed horses
Sapphires and stones fall

Then the whole world stops
Until darkness comes creeping
To turn out the light

Originally published on writer's personal blog.
Posted with consent of the writer.


  1. christopher said...
    Wow, as a user of haiku syllables myself, I really like how you did this. Kudos to you and to the keeper of the daily poetry blog.
    Gordon Mason said...
    I really like all the different colours that come through in the dream.
    Jannie Funster said...
    Gosh, that's beautiful!

    Love "iron water."
    Anonymous said...
    What an imaginative and creative piece of writing!
    True said...
    What a beautiful and creative piece this is. Magnificant work!
    Every Photo Tells A Story said...
    Thank you, Christopher, for your kind words to the "keeper" of this blog:)

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