Riding on the back of a flea

Riding on the back of a flea, I discovered distant memories

Riding on the back of a flea,
I combed the hair of the horizon.

Where were you?

A lightning-fast eternity,
Stood in front of me,
And now it awaits
In the shadow of an exhausted vanishing point.

I walked it
From its origins to its demise:
Where are you?

Even the memories
Are in other places,
By now,
And the night lets itself be awakened
Just to catch my breath…
…and get drowned again.

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A brief note on dream poetry

Dream poetry delves into the subconscious realm, exploring dreams’ surreal and fantastic elements. It often presents vivid imagery, symbolic language, and mystery and ambiguity. Leading authors contributing to dream poetry include Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s iconic work “Kubla Khan” and Edgar Allan Poe’s eerie poem “A Dream Within a Dream.” These poets skillfully capture the ethereal nature of dreams and evoke a sense of otherworldly beauty and intrigue through their verse.

Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) was not only the inventor of the detective genre but also a profound investigator of the depths of the human psyche and its innumerable shadows. His poetic work is often centered on dreamlike, dark, and disturbing themes, which do not appear as oddities of sick minds but as normal behaviors inherent in every individual.

Other notable authors in the realm of dream poetry include William Wordsworth, whose poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” embodies a dreamlike quality with its depiction of the beauty of nature. In addition, Emily Dickinson’s works, such as “A Route of Evanescent,” offer a glimpse into the enigmatic world of dreams through her unique poetic style and introspective themes. Dream poetry continues to fascinate readers with its imaginative exploration of the subconscious mind and remains a cherished genre in literature.

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