What Do You Do in Your Dreams?

In her poem, ‘’In Praise of Dreams,’’ Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature, talks about all the wonderful things she can do in her dreams. She can write great poems, play the piano, breathe underwater and even see two suns.  In other words, there are no limits to the amazing things she can accomplish or experience in her dreams.

Her poem begins:

‘’In my dreams

I paint like Vermeer van Delft.

‘’I speak fluent Greek

And not only with the living.

‘’I drive a car

Which obeys me.

Why don’t you read her full poem – at http://in-praise-of-dreams.blogspot.com/2008/12/in-praise-of-dreams-wislawa-szymborska.html — and add some of your own lines to what she wrote?   You can write about all your fantasies.   In your poem, if you wish, you can start with these words:

In my dreams, I…

Or, if you prefer, write about a dream that you once had or which often comes back to you when you sleep.

Or, write about the dreams which you have for your own future or for someone you care about deeply. You can even write about a dream that did come true.


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