With Eyes Closed - A Poem

Updated on November 12, 2018
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Shimmering Dawn is a dreamer. Writing poetry is one of her favorite pastimes. She finds fulfillment in writing all forms of poetry.

Travel in the speed of Imagination

The Story Behind

I am a dreamer and I dream of beauty all the time. My mind records various sights, sounds and smells of everyday and plays it when I need inspiration. Sometimes it mixes and matches sounds, scenes, smells and tactile experiences to perfection, and blends them into poetry when I close my eyes.

It is my plan to have a collection of these poems here. This isn't the first of the dreamer's visions, I will be linking the others very soon to have an easily accessible collection of poems.

Thanks for reading them. I would love to hear what you think of this in the comment section. Thank you..

With Eyes Closed
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With Eyes Closed

With eyes closed,

To exotic lands I journey,

The sun softly illuminates the landscape,

As if enchanted,

The scene takes on a brighter hue.

A gentle breeze caresses my face,

Tender warmth rushes up to my cheeks,

As flowers sway to the gentle rhythm.

I submit to the sensuous pleasure,

Of the velvety grass beneath my feet,

Blissfully sighing, my gaze turns upward,

To spy the cumulus clouds floating,

In their joyful parade,

Vainly taking selfies,

In the placid lake below,

Airily rearranging themselves,

For yet another.

The voices of children playing,

Now mingled with the chattering of squirrels,

Blending melodiously with the exuberant gurgle,

Of a distant sparkling brook.

The fragrance of the flowers,

Kissed by the sun and butterflies arise,

Dripping nectar from the heart,

And dizzying to the gyrations,

Of the bumble bee within.

With my eyes closed,

I paint a picture perfect scene,

Colored by emotions,

Scented with the aroma of my dreams,

Highlighted with the brush of ecstasy,

Birthed in the dreamer’s mind.

With eyes closed,

To heaven I am transposed.

Are you a Dreamer?

Do you consider your dream poetic material?

See results

© 2018 Dawn



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    • Mark Tulin profile image

      Mark Tulin 

      20 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      We tend to see more when our eyes are closed.

    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago

      Rinita Sen , you should know about dream poetry.. you do it too. What is a poet who doesn't dream? Just a writer of brilliant words maybe.

      The selfie line was a kind of after thought as it actually didn't fit so neatly into my dreams.. but a little humor is never bad.. is it?

      Thanks a ton for stopping by. I appreciate this..

    • shimmering Dawn profile imageAUTHOR


      22 months ago

      @Shauna L Bowling Thank you. I can so relate to lifting up your face to the sun, I do that so often, what better way to start the day than with a sunkissed face.

      Hmmm.. and dancing with eyes closed to feel the heart beat and the skipped beat of your loved one, to feel the music wash over you and overtake your very being, to come alive to the rhythm with your soul. Thanks for the inspiration you've just got me started on another journey.

      Have a great day.

    • Senoritaa profile image

      Rinita Sen 

      22 months ago

      Vivid and crisp imagery. Loved the bit about clouds taking selfies.. haha.

      Seriously breathtaking beauty in your word play. You go, girl!

      I also know what you mean by arranging dreams in the form of poetry. I do that quite often.

    • bravewarrior profile image

      Shauna L Bowling 

      22 months ago from Central Florida

      I love this and I understand how you can bring together what your senses experience when you close your eyes. I often close my eyes and lift my face to the sun. I feel energized when I do that.

      I also close my eyes when I dance. With eyes closed, I absorb the music and allow it to move within me.

      I'd love to see more from you with eyes closed!


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