Monday, July 4, 2011

I Dreamt of Freedom


Wheat Field with Rising Sun, Vincent van Gogh, 1889


I dreamt of freedom



I dreamt of freedom and you gave me flowers:

all the world’s roses you laid at my feet;

I dreamt of freedom and you gave me jewels:

rubies and sapphires and ropes of pearls;

I dreamt of freedom and you gave me palaces:

marble fountains, courtyards and walls;

I dreamt of freedom and you gave me words:

praises and songs and promises;

I dreamt of freedom and searched myself: 

long vistas, the rising sun, the burden of death

and life.





Thanks to Tess for the prompt.  For more magpie tales: http://magpietales.blogspot.com/

x

42 comments:

EcoGrrl said...

gorgeousness. i love how this makes me feel.

jane.healy said...

Be careful what you dream for - freedom is not all it seems

Grammy said...

That was very profound and well written. Have a wonderful week. :)

Dave King said...

I'm afraid that none of the superlatives I can think of quite do this one justice.
I may have to go away and try to create one. For now I am not able to tell you how much I like it - Oh, and the van Gogh aint half bad either. I didn't know it, so it's a double thank you!

120 Socks said...

I loved this Isabel on so many levels. Opened up my morning like you open a window and breath in crisp air!

120 Socks said...

Just sent a link to this via twitter - I hope that was okay!

Cindrella said...

Beautiful poem!

Freedom..I seek thee...!!

jabblog said...

This is superlative - what a gift.

Bee's Blog said...

A stunning piece of writing.


Rightly or wrongly, the new Princess of Monaco came to mind quickly followed by Princess Grace.

Jinksy said...

You wrote of the freedom I also found within in my 'Here be Dragons' post...

WINDOWLAD said...

…this is amazing in all forms… freedom can’t be replaced by any luxury…it’s priceless and hard to attain… thanks for the poem.

~Kelvin

annell said...

Beautiful!

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

sing it, sister :)

Jingle said...

beautiful.
keep dreaming.

thingy said...

Yes, so beautiful and inspiring. : )

kaykuala said...

Freedom to choose seems the most difficult with too many at hand. A beautiful poem!

indiwriter said...

Freedom - a lovely interpretation of the prompt!

Willow said...

Beautiful, wonderful, yes only we can give ourselves freedom, no one else.

Lena said...

Freedom come, freedom go.....! You penned this wonderfully.

Kathe W. said...

sometimes a gift is a loss of freedom- great post.

ccchampagne said...

Very true, the value of freedom can't be measured! Like what you've done with the beautiful prompt!

Stafford Ray said...

Lovely writing, but what did you choose? haha!

Kim Nelson said...

I wondered if you ever got that freedom? There is both appreciate=ion and regret here.

Martin H. said...

This is written through with a thermal of hope. Here's to freedom!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Truly making the most of a prompt...freedom and its many colors...to have choices seems the greatest freedom to me. Very thought-provoking.

Lyn said...

All the gifts in the world..and then those walls!

On the 4th, I choose freedom...tomorrow, hmmm...you do stir up a lot in this elegant poem!

Sioux said...

The direction you took...quite interesting. I read it several times, because it really made me think of the need, the desire for freedom...

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous piece of writing!

we are the we said...

there is no freedom in things and possessions. freedom come from within and that is exactly what we read within your words. Simple and elegant. :-)

Tumblewords: said...

Truly stellar!!

Laurie Kolp said...

Beautiful, Isabel!

Jo Bryant said...

Beautiful imagery and well written. :)

mindlovemisery said...

Wow I love this style of this poem, its exquisite

Other Mary said...

This little gem really 'speaks' to me. Thank you.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

A fascinating slant on a fascinating picture. Amazing who it has prompted such a variety of responses.

Lucy Westenra said...

A most unusual and welcome interpretation of the prompt-picture. Thank you.

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Wonderful.

Anna :o]

Tess Kincaid said...

Stunning. Simple. I liked it so much, I read it three times.

ds said...

Beautiful, Isabel. Thank you.

Everyday Goddess said...

very stirring and thoughtful, nice!

Helen said...

Yes .... Freedom over jewels any day ... your poem is a masterpiece.

Ann Grenier said...

Yes, the unattainable dream --- beautiful poem.