ghost dreaming

Dreamhopper by Borg De Nobel

Dreamhopper by Borg De Nobel, used by permission, from

this dream
leaps too tall
for the snares i lay down
to trap it

in the morning

i will remember
simply skipping
outside flesh

and call it


About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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60 Responses to ghost dreaming

  1. Mary says:

    I like this. Some dreams, like some rabbits, cannot be caught… matter how hard we try!

  2. Claudia says:

    oh nice…and who wants to trap the dreams anyway…smiles..skipping outside flesh and call it flying…i like

  3. brian miller says:

    skipping outside flesh and call it flying…ha…i like that much…the elusive dreams are sometimes the most important you know…..nice rhythm for one so short too…

  4. George Ellington says:

    Oh, I like that: skipping outside the flesh and calling it flying. Has such an imaginative and playful tone to it.

  5. vivinfrance says:

    I love your take on this.

  6. leahJlynn says:

    “simply skipping outside of flesh and calling it flying”. Good line.

  7. Seb says:

    That’s a scary rabbit! I think I’d skip outside myself to get away from that!

  8. Laurie Kolp says:

    Wow- I love this, Susan… great ending!

  9. Susan says:

    “this dream
    leaps too tall”–as in tall tales or white rabbits or Pookas named Harvey–something incredible in the dream cannot be caught! But let’s call it flying, an out-of-skin experience–sort of like this poem itself. Very fine.

  10. janehewey says:

    light and beauty-rich! simply skipping, outside flesh. fantastic.

  11. I like skipping outside flesh and flying too ~ Creative share ~

  12. nelle says:

    Short and vivid. Things to do whilst exploring away from one’s corporeal self…

  13. A flying rabbit… and why not. Glad in way, that it can’t be caught 🙂

  14. Clever response to the image and the words match the dream like qualities.

  15. clawfish says:

    The dreams a rabbit brings as a wanton fleeing interlude

  16. ManicDdaily says:

    Lovely poem – wonderful – succinct, clever, but really more than clever. k.

  17. Mama Zen says:

    I love this. It’s perfect.

  18. kaykuala says:

    Trap the wonderful dream and love it forever! Pity most dreams are horrid. We just need to fly high and catch the good ones! Nice write Susan!


  19. … and dreams can multiply like rabbits, if left in dream stage, and be trapped like cagged rabbits, only multiplying themselves. I enjoyed this. Thanks for the visit to my page.

  20. hobgoblin2011 says:

    I was going to use this piece but chose the bottles instead. Love what you came up with, really neat. Thanks

  21. David King says:

    Simple, beautiful and compelling.

  22. zongrik says:

    trying to trap dreams? hard just to remember them. skipping outside flesh and call it flying remind me of leaving the body and the silver cord.

    slowly it had to last

  23. Julie Laing says:

    Ah, I’m a flying-dream person, too. They can be rare, but I so love them. Great response to this painting!

  24. Ian Moone says:

    I’m really liking how you ended this to

  25. dannypereyra says:

    I think all the comments say it. So light, and soft, and a floaty read (if that makes sense). Love it.

  26. flying dreams or jumping rabbits! I love this; simple and lovely 🙂

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