Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Little Red Riding Hood

through my night
it took a
long panting dream
to finally catch a corner
of her red cape

finally making contact
the full red hood
took its time
to slip back
not a wolf
but a papery
her lips in
a wide
of a smile

I woke up from a long dream of chasing Red Riding Hood last week. She gave me quite a run. I was gasping and giggling nervously when I came to. I would include it at HCB, but don't know how. :) So, I'm playing on the sidelines. Reading the other poems about a character in a book has been fun.


Glynn said...

Kathleen, go to (L.L. Barkat's blog), to the second story down (The spirituality of Business) and post your link to the poem in the comment box. You can't hide a dream like this!

Maureen said...

I'm so glad you took up the idea to make your dream a poem. I especially like the lines ". . . but a papery/ crone / gumming/ her lips in / a wide/ trick / of a smile". Quite an image you create with those words.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the suggestion, Maureen. I followed it. :)

I posted it Glynn, thanks for the help, even though it's late. There is so much info out there and so much to read-I always feel a chapter behind.
Appreciate you both.

L.L. Barkat said...

oh goodness, what a wonder! You surprised me with the end of your poem, the way I'm guessing your dream surprised you. :)

So glad you offered it.

L.L. Barkat said...

And you need to join HCB. :) (this one's good enough to feature! )

Phoenix-Karenee said...

Ah, dreams are always so surprising in their shape and color. So fun to remember and make a poem later. I shall have to try that.

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Kathleen said...

Thx Phoenix, Laura and Nancy-