THE NIGHT IS MY HAVEN, MY SANCTUARY; IT CRADLES MY MUSE, MY VIGOR, MY SANGUINITY.
WHEN THEE AFTER DUSK COMETH LOOKING FOR ME, I REFLECT UPON THEE THAT'D COMETH ONTO ME.

The Fellowship

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Heinrich's Dream

"What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven and there plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?"
-Coleridge

"...the world becomes a dream, and the dream becomes reality."
-Novalis

Dedicated to those in the transports of artistic rapture; to those whose perception cannot tell a dream from reality.

Update: For the uninitiated who'd like to know more about Heinrich's dream, please click through the title. If you don't want to read through everything, just search for Heinrich. :-)

24 comments:

Talking To My Soul said...

Heyy Crooner,

Good to see you, mate. You say so much yet with so less words. I can only reply with a poem that I loved so much.

The dreams of my heart and my mind pass,
Nothing stays with me long,
But I have had from a child
The deep solace of song;

If that should ever leave me,
Let me find death and stay
With things whose tunes are played out and forgotten
Like the rain of yesterday.


*cheers*

Keshi said...

too beautiful! Loved it.

My dreams are me.

Keshi.

Trevor Penn said...

@ ttms
Pithy's become a wasted art these days. I'd like to say i practice it, but i'm far from perfection. :-)

Beautiful, beautiful lines, those. How do people manage to quote free verse at the drop of the hat? It amazes me. I can't seem to remember any.

Trevor Penn said...

@ Keshi
Thank you, Keshi. You are what you believe you are. :-)

¢яŷştąŁ said...

You say too much with too less words!

Wow!

Kudos to dreams,btw :D

Talking To My Soul said...

Hey Crooner,

I would like to admit something, man. I too cant remember the lines I quote "at the drop of the hat". That's why I keep them with me. Somewhere near so that I can reach them anytime I want. In times of good and bad too. Poetry can be therapeutic.

*cheers*

phoenix said...

beautiful trvor :)

Keshi said...

**You are what you believe you are

spot on! this is similar to wut I wrote abt today.

Keshi.

Swayam said...

hmm..this was what i was talking to a friend of mine just last nite... about how I still continue living a dream with such ideal situations... but the harsh reality like he put it is... dreams are just illusions who at the break of dawn just give a rude awakening and nothing else... probably i'm being cynical... after a lot of mulling over, i've started agreeing with his point of view..

Trevor Penn said...

@ crystal
I like to think that's a good thing. Thanks :)

Trevor Penn said...

@ ttms
You're blessed that you realize the true potential of poetry. :)

Trevor Penn said...

@ Phoenix
Thank you. I hope you keep coming back.

Trevor Penn said...

@ keshi
when was today? I've been out for a while. Will be up to speed with your blog in no time. ;-)

Trevor Penn said...

@ swayam
It's OK to be grounded by reality, but if you lose your dreams, you'll never take flight.

Pinku said...

Trevor...

that was so beautiful and compelling..thanks for sharing.

The lines Talking to my Soul quoted are also very nice.

btw did you know the story in the Threshold blog are basically dreams that i have seen at various times and so are most of my fiction pieces.

Trevor Penn said...

@ pinku
My pleasure. :)
How do you remember all your dreams? I'm a blank slate if i don't record my thoughts as soon as i wake up.

Keshi said...

haha yes my TODAY may be ur TOMORROW!

and thats u in the profile pic?


Keshi.

Trevor Penn said...

@ keshi
:)

Yeah, the only eye sore in that pic has to be me. :)

Keshi said...

ur no eye-sore...ur quite a goodlooking guy! :)

Keshi.

Trevor Penn said...

LOL! Thanks, Keshi, I'll take your word for it. ;-)

A Reader from India said...

Beautiful quotes...Thank you for sharing.
Surely Coleridge must have spoken from the blissful experience shared by all artists.

Trevor Penn said...

@ a reader from india
My pleasure. :)
I think though that every artist experiences bliss in a very unique way.

Agnes said...

:-) Without our dreams we are nothing.

Trevor Penn said...

I can only concur, Agnes. :-)