Saturday, February 28, 2009

pipe dream

Here is the second of three poems I wanted to bring forward this weekend. Actually, this is the one I was originally digging for, but I got distracted by so many others. :) They do love attention, don't they? Maybe one of these days I'll get my act together and put some similarly-themed poems into a chapbook. At least it would make a nice Yule gift for friends and family who don't mind poetry.

pipe dream


i secretly hope

you will come here

late one night


slip between

my warm fresh


your smooth strong



bright heat


drawing me





Rachel Westfall
April 8, 2008


Ravenwind said...

I. Love. This. Poem. It brings back old feelings and memories.

RachelW said...

Thank you, Ravenwind. Sweet nostalgia....

Kyddryn said...


Is there anyone who doesn't have that secret wish sometime in their life?

Shade and Sweetwater,

RachelW said...

I cried when I wrote it, and I'm crying now. My keyboard is getting soggy.

guess who said...

A 'FANTASTIC' idea! - A PLAN ;)
Ahh. But when, you ask?
But when, i ask?
Time will tell.
Love will decide.
Until then, are dream's are our's.
No-one. I say no-one can take these dreams from us.
A 'FANTASTIC' dream.
Dreams do come true.
Sweet dreams, beautiful

RachelW said...

It is our dreams that make life bearable when things get ugly. Dreams emerge from our small hopes, and we should nurture them. A PLAN-- indeed-- that is one way to nurture them-- make a PLAN. ;)

DragonFly24 said...

Mmmm... Tis lovely when it happens. Tis lovely when it's just your fingers dancing over your own flesh too... Such sweet tension, either way. Love, Morrigane.

RachelW said...

Dragonfly, yes, that has a sweetness of its own.

jozien said...

Hi Rachel, there i was sleeping in this morning, dreaming those things. Thanks for posting it again, i wasn't around in April 2008, started blogging in May.

Carole said...

I love everything about this poem. Its message.Its structure. Its emotion. Its power.It is so, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

Catvibe said...

Strong, direct, and delicious. I'm glad you reposted it.

Karen said...

This was worth searching out, Rachel. It is beautiful in its simplicity and its yearning.

Anonymous said...

I really like this one..:)

RachelW said...

Jozien, you must have started blogging just after I did (in March, for me)-- but it took us until recently to find one another!!

Carole, Cat, Karen, Confused... thank you! I'm so glad you enjoy this one as much as I do.

Noelle said...

I like that dream...

Cherie/ Butterfly Dreamer said...

This poem makes me think of my lover and what we once were.

Lirio said...

applause applause
and tears...rolling down my cheeks
beautiful poem

kenflett said...

Your passionate words are so good to read rachelw.

RachelW said...

Noelle, Cherie, Lirio, Ken... thank you all. I love the bridge your comments build between us.

Poetikat said...

Rachel, I'm beginning to think that we are on the same astral plane. I am reading this for the first time, but if you read my current post (written just this afternoon) you'll see definite similarities. Weird.