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Art and Poetry - Colours of my Dream

Mohan is a family physician, film and TV aficionado, a keen bibliophile and an eclectic scribbler.

Art of Vladimir Volegov

Art of Vladimir Volegov

The Palette of Dreams

Do you dream in colour? Do you see pastel drifts, rainbow shades, pixel perfect panoramas? There are dreams that are dark and monochrome. And then there are those that burst with colour. How does your brain decide what colour palette to print your dream sequences in? Does it have an internal cinematographer who decides which colour tone suits which theme?

There are many colours in my Dreams. Parched yellows, browns and fading sepia for those lonely vistas. Claustrophobic dark blues, indigos and pitch black shadows for nightmarish sequences.

And then there are those that burst with every shade of the rainbow, Bright, sparkly, rippling with life and energy, bursting with love and longing. I wake up from these strangely happy and content and yet with a feeling of loss - as if I had woken up too quick, wanting more, yearning.

There are paintings that do the same- bright, vivacious yet leaving you with a sense that real life would struggle to match up with those colourful renditions.

Vladimir Volegov's paintings do that to me.


The phrase ' the colours of my dream' popped into my head as I saw his work. It stuck in my head and buzzed around like a proverbial bee until I rescued it into my poem.

Vladimir Volegov

Vladimir Volegov

Vladimir Volegov

Born in Russia, Volegov showed early promise when he started painting and sketching at the tender age of three. A stint in art school followed and he then served in the army. He subsequently moved into the Lvov polygraphic institute in 1984. He won several art competitions while he was there. He became a much sought after commercial artist after moving to Moscow in 1988, doing work for several publishing houses and for CD sleeves and album covers.

In the nineties, Volegov travelled throughout Europe, financing his travels by painting portraits in the streets of many European cities such as Barcelona and Vienna. This experience cemented his love for capturing the human form amongst the vividly colourful settings.

Now he is a much exhibited and collected artist. And his work shows why...

Visit his website at Vladimir Volegov.

Colours of my Dream


Girl, I see you

Standing up, sitting down, lying there

Every pose, a picture

For the frames, of my mind, as you were



Girl, I miss you

In my day, in my night, in my air

Makes me ache, deep inside

Want to know, that you know, that I care



You’re the seasons in my worldview

Reflections on my stream

The reasons that see me through

The colours of my dream

The colours of my dream


❤❤❤


Glare, of sunbeams

As I shield, my own eyes, in the bright

Everywhere, your smile shines

Giving me, all the hope, and my light



Eyes, that pierce me

All the way, to my heart, you do see

On the wall, your pictures

Follow me, all around, set me free



You’re the seasons in my worldview

Reflections on my stream

The reasons that see me through

The colours of my dream

The colours of my dream


❤❤❤


Where, did we miss

All the signs, of the pain, why the rift

Every day, I wonder,

If there was, another way, as we drift



Then, you come back

Holding court, at the door, smiling so

As if nothing happened

Telling me, you want me, only more



You’re the seasons in my worldview

Reflections on my stream

The reasons that see me through

The colours of my dream

The colours of my dream


❤❤❤


Girl, I see you

Standing up, sitting down, lying there

Every pose, a picture

For the frames, of my mind, as you were



Girl, I miss you

In my day, in my night, in my air

Makes me ache, deep inside

Want to know, want to know, that you care…


❤❤❤


-Mohan Kumar-

Art of Vladimir Volegov

Art of Vladimir Volegov

Art of Vladimir Volegov

Art of Vladimir Volegov

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