Monday, January 23, 2006

Dream poem

On occasion, I remember poems that my dreams write. Sometimes, they're completely laughable. When I'm lucky, there's a line or two I can use. Usually, upon waking, I discover they're not nearly as good as I was led to believe in the dream. Here's one that arrived last night.

he is the kind of guy
who edits on the fly

when the buzz has stopped
the editing is dropped


Blogger snowsparkle said...

delightful!!! love the ogden nash tone. what great dreams you have. thanks for sharing. this made my day.

1/23/2006 10:06 AM  
Blogger zhoen said...


1/23/2006 11:49 AM  
Blogger Lhombre said...

That's hilarious! And...what a great correspondence between "fly" and "buzz." It reminds me a lot of cartoons that use a fly buzzing over someone's head to imply thought. But a particular kind of thought! Yet, I'm not sure I can say what that "particular" kind is. I really like this little set. I would never have considered a fly buzzing overhaed as editing something. It seems more arbitrary to me. This poem really has me thinking. Swat! There, I've said it!

Very Kool mb.

1/23/2006 12:12 PM  
Blogger Mary said...


1/23/2006 3:43 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

That's witty and funny! An adorable writer's dream- drop the editing when the buzz has stopped- ! xo

1/23/2006 4:57 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Thanks, all. ...I guess life is pretty good when you can wake up laughing at yourself! I'm glad you laughed, too.

1/23/2006 6:56 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

so funny ... the sign of a true poet ... composing in your dreams.

1/24/2006 9:00 AM  
Blogger Rexroth's Daughter said...

That's great, composing in your dreams. Isn't the mind an amazing thing? Wonderful.

1/24/2006 10:36 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Becca and RD, I'm glad you enjoyed the goofiness.

1/25/2006 10:07 AM  
Blogger GEL said...

I'm smiling reading this delightful ditty. Lately, I can't read what I scrawl on the notepad by my bed if I wake up during a dream. (I think that's a signal for me to use a tape recorder.)

1/29/2006 2:25 AM  
Blogger MB said...

Silverm00n, I'm glad you got a kick out of this. If you can't read your own scrawl you must be really catching things while they're fresh!

1/30/2006 11:28 AM  

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