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I Kissed a Dream

Teodora is a bilingual writer and translator. She is the author of two books, a poetry volume and a collection of short stories.


Uprooted from my sorrow’s breast

I kissed a dream within a man

Until my lips were soft, like doves

And I began to love again.

He spoke to me with words unknown

To any other girl or beast

Into the rivers of his soul

I washed my past then headed east.

I reached a land of no farewells

It rested on his shoulder

And in his eyes a raven dwelled

It cawed: “Oh, man, behold her!”

He touched the darkness of my heart

I gasped with mournful pleasure

He weaved a castle on my skin

In it he laid his treasure.

‘Twas something strange about his smile

As though he cheated sorrow.

One day I asked him, restlessly:

“What shall we do tomorrow?”

He grinned and whispered in my ear:

My dear, there's no tomorrow...

No death to steal you from my arms,

No withered flesh, no furrows.

“Oh, my!” I shrieked, and in his eyes

The raven's bleak wings fluttered.

Forlorn, I bid my beau goodbye

With words I could not utter.

A dream it was, a wondrous dream

The one I kissed, and not a man

Yet there’s a secret voice which vows

That one day I shall love again.


Teodora Gheorghe (author) on September 07, 2021:

Thank you, Chitrangada, for your kind words! I'm glad you liked the poem. Yes, I ended it on a positive note. :)

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 07, 2021:

What a dream! Beautifully expressed poem. I liked the optimism in the end.

Thank you for sharing!

Teodora Gheorghe (author) on September 06, 2021:

Thank you so much, Brenda! I'm really glad you liked it. Indeed, one is like a raven. :)

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 06, 2021:

Great poetry.

It happens. One is like a Raven & you must bid farewell.

It was the sweetest, but love will find you again.

Teodora Gheorghe (author) on September 06, 2021:

@Jodah: Thank you very much!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 06, 2021:

What a wonderful poem, Teodora. I loved everything about it.

Teodora Gheorghe (author) on September 06, 2021:

@Grumpy Book Reviewer: Thank you! I am really glad you liked my article. :)

Maria Logan Montgomery from Coastal Alabama, UsA on September 06, 2021:

Teodora, I just read your article on Non-native English writers. It will be very helpful to folks for whom English is a second language. I run into that frequently as I'm proofreading, editing, & reviewing manuscripts and books.

Teodora Gheorghe (author) on September 06, 2021:

Thank you so much, Misbah!

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on September 06, 2021:

Beautiful poem, Teodora. I enjoyed reading it. Thank you so much for sharing.

Blessings to you!!

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