I dream of things far away…(Earthbound #1)

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I dream of things far away.  Of things I can’t touch.  Of things I can barely see.  Of things I should know nothing about.

It’s been this way for as long as I can remember.  I know I shouldn’t be here.

Words come to me in the moonlight; visions in the stars.  The dark sky, an ever changing picture, speaks.  Of a time before, and a time yet to come.  Riddles abound.  I do not understand.

From out of the darkness, someone, somewhere whispers to me as I sleep.  They beckon me to them.

I try not to listen.  It is impossible.  I know I cannot go.

But I want to.  I wish…

I wish I could go home.

The night torments me with its truth.  I know I shouldn’t be here, but I have nowhere else to go…I do not know how I came to be here, so I must stay…earth-bound.

11 thoughts on “I dream of things far away…(Earthbound #1)

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  2. Hey Sammi,

    From the opening 6 words to the acceptance of the Earth-bound moment, I was held within your dream, and like you, yearning for the chance to find a way back home. Wonderfully absorbing writing Sammi, I was totally enthralled.

    For me at least, it is not the stars I want to journey home to, but more the space and freedom existing between and beyond the stars. The thought of dissipating, dissolving, evaporating, and being stripped back to elemental parts and existing in a reductive state from which all possibility might emerge is eternally a thrill.

    Your writing is distinct and compelling and wonderfully creative, your weave woven with magic at every turn. I enjoy the space you give your reader…time between words and sentences and moments between thoughts and progressive states for the imagination to grow and blossom its own flower. You have delightful control of your art-form…your writing impels me to want to read more, to discover more, to be absorbed within it and savour its fantastical flavour. I shall definitely return to read more of your excellent work, it is captivating.

    A wonderful Blog Sammi…abstract, surreal, dream-like, and richly entertaining with a sharpened edge of wonder. Thank you for sharing your work, and thank you for visiting my Blog and leaving me with a gift of words.


    DN – 28/06/2015

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    • Thank you so much for your kind, generous words. I am completely overwhelmed by them, not to mention grateful that you shared your thoughts here. After reading the poems you have posted on your own blog, your appraisal of my creative endeavours are heartening indeed. I appreciate you taking the time to read my offerings, and for leaving such a beautiful comment. Thank you so very, very much, Brightest Blessings

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  3. Hey Sammi,

    It is a pleasure to find your Blog Sammi, and to have the time to really enjoy it and explore it with care and consideration. Your work really does deserve to be appreciated…your voice is powerful and strong, your imagination rich with seams of flowing gold, and your enthusiasm for writing wholly infectious.

    I’ve just read Silence and Shadows…in fact part of me is still sat on top of that hilly clearing gazing up at the silvery Moon and desperately wondering what will happen next… 🙂


    DN – 28/06/2015

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    • It is a pleasure to find your blog too. 🙂 Again, I am so grateful for your words and your limitless kindness and encouragement.
      As to what follows on from Silence and Shadows…even I am not sure yet… 🙂
      Have a great week! Bright Blessings!

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      • …’like a shadow in silence…’ – that is a great play on words! I love it! 🙂

        I shall have to have a think about it…this story seems to evolve all on it’s own. I have an idea where it is going, but I am not sure what the next chapter is…

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