It has been a while since I have done a collaboration … I love doing these with the poets and creative minds of this community and I hope you will all join me in this project. Please ensure to include your name and/or blog url to be included. Also, any hateful or vulgar comment will be deleted. You can add your addition in the comments and I will add each verse in the order they come in the comments. I will include your name and/or blog url after your contribution. This is great way for new and seasoned bloggers to collaborate together. If you are new to my collaborations you can see an example via this link. This will open until December 21, 2019 at which point I will close the comments. Without much further adieu, I will start us off…
When the sun rises, let dreams bloom on forgotten meadows
Hope all of you are enjoying the last few days of summer, as we approach fall I would love to do a round of blog recommendations for the season. Nominations are now open and will close at the end of this month October 15, 2019. Please nominate your favorite blogger/bloggers and tell my why they should be on the list in your comment. Please be sure to include the blog url and a link to your own blog to be considered. I look forward to seeing your recommendations and sharing the final list of both the nominators and the nominees in October. Meanwhile, do check out my previous recommendations under the recommendations tag and visit all the lovely bloggers who bring so much talent to this sphere.
Dec 21, 2018 Update – Thank you to everyone who participated, stay tuned for the final post highlighting some favorite bloggers! Comments are now closed!
Hope you are all having a wonderful December. As you may know I have not been able to be here much, as I take care of my newborn and I do miss reading all your work! I would like to highlight some of my fav and new bloggers and would love if you all can join in and mention a blogger you would like me to highlight in the comments. Rules are simple – You cannot nominate yourself, use hateful language or promote a business. The category of blog can be anything from poetry, photography, travel, cooking and anything between that makes you feel good about reading the blog. Write one or two lines about why you like the blog you nominate and leave a link of the blog and your blog with your comment. No more than 2 nominations per person. Deadline to comment will be until December 20, 2018. I will go through the list and include the blogs that follow the rules along with the blog (person) who mentions the nominee! 🙂 Hope you can all participate!
This is just a friendly reminder that my newest collaboration will close on June 30, 2018. Please follow this link for further instructions and post your contributions to the original piece as indicated. Comments will be closed on this post but is open in the original contribution so click on the above link. I am loving all the additions so far and hope more of you can join in!
And here is the complete collaboration…Thank you to everyone who joined ” On The Way”! Your contributions were beautiful additions that added character to this piece…Please click on original to read the entire post! 🙂
I invite you all to my brand new poetic collaboration, On The Way. You can write anything that is inspired by the prompt, I am only accepting new poetry at this time. Everyone is welcome to participate and I will add your contribution in the order they come and list the author (and blog link if listed) beneath the post. You may contribute as many times as you wish. Please note that hateful language is not acceptable and I will remove any post I find inappropriate. If you want to see a previous example of my collaborations you can visit here. Please add your contributions in the comment section. Please include the actual verse not just the blog link in order to be considered. The collaboration will be open until December 11, 2017 until 11:59 pm E.S.T. Thank you all! So without further…
A thought of another collaboration has been on my mind for a while. It is not intended to be as intense as the “PoetsForPeace” Collaboration but more so like my previous collaboration, “Writing Letters by The Moon Light“. I hope you all let your hearts speak as you join in this effort. Please add all your poems in the comment section! I will add all contributions in the order they come in different colors and for this time I will list the contributor directly below the contribution. All are welcome as long as you keep it clean and are not hateful or disrespectful towards anyone else ( which I don’t foresee happening with this topic; however, the decision to add will be at my discretion). I will try to update the collaboration once a week and it will be open until November 30, 2016. Also, only new poems will be accepted in this collaboration so get inspired by the topic and use the words and picture as your guide. :)I will start it off and I hope you will join me into making this another beautiful piece of collaborative poetry! Thank you all! ❤
When the tears stop talking and your heart lay still in that fleeting moment, when dreams fade away…
I cried in the middle of the garden not one bird would come and sing a song all that was left was a bare branch I felt a chill in my bones I heard my heart shattered and the world seemed black when you left me fade away our dreams gone
Remembering you and me, remembering when love was new. The days we drifted through together, until your love for me had flown. It was nothing I had done or said, it was just that your love was not true. So sadly I let you go away and with you – all the dreams we dared to dream – simply just faded away.
Serenade me with your smile whilst I drown in unkempt autumn, wondrous and wild. Read to me from tomes with dusted jackets and aching spines while sepia images with feathered edges flicker through my mind as you wrap me in your world.
Cry for me a river but only so I can bathe among the lilies festooned on its brow; I will soothe the ripples till you are at peace again, and when you warm my shivering skin by awakening faded dreams, will you wrap me in your world?
I am adrift on a dry, featureless sea, under a starless night sky floats a generic me. Surrounded by the endless sands, The ifs, the buts, the ampersands. Another foray into this bleak tableau, this desert of my unconscious, that I never know. Would that I had never dreamed, nor ever have closed my eyes. Each morning I awake unchanged uncertain I am sane. Before I ever dared to dream of you and I, in days gone by. Nightmares now they seem. Suspended from a single thread, about my neck, about my head. To hang above the tearstained pillow, twisting while I lethargically I billow. Lips, a silent moue, eyelids twitching, victim of small death’s bewitching. Sewn, a shroud of my own making, wishful thinking, no less breathtaking. Naked here upon the bier. Each night I am lied to, and the liar, the shadow, and that which cast me, on the wall of the cave, when my dreams fade.
As dreams fade away heart slips back to sleep surrendering the day to mind a time to plan, sort and act but heart is patient and kind waiting for the still of night to ride the universe of stars planting seeds of love
A word, a phrase, And suddenly the moon hides Behind a cloud. It says “Come! Fall with Me!” My tide moves out I stay on the beach, Searching the scour for Something permanent. “No,” I reply. “I’m too busy to drown today.”
Night flies down, as if the sun forgot the pace and ran from this sky in such haste as to forget her jewels, left them dotting the indigo fabric. She was pursued by the moon, who sits with his diamond purse, sweeping up and laughing at his temporary good luck.
The light filters through As the leaves gently roll to the ground The time for harvest The time to prepare for the season of hibernation The long sleep of winter is beckoning Drawing near Now I lay me down to dream Dream of all that is possible Dream of all that is good Creation
Shapes of Memories in the Singing Breeze, Forgotten moments of Yesterday Sighing As Time unravels in Harmonious Splendour, Fragments of Intrepidity are flying Upon the Silken Majesty Of Russet Autumn turning the page, Whispers of Unspoken Dreams Like leaves, once Verdant, fall as they fade. ~Morgan~ https://booknvolume.com/
When dreams fade away My mind will quickly pray My heart will seek my creator Asking to feel his grace today
For I need his spirit near To gently erase my fears To plant within a new joy With a renewal, i can employ
In me, an emptiness now exists Which colors my world gray I now need lord your sweet blessing To renew my life-light today.
For only you have the power To heal my heart today So please hear my faithful prayer Bringing an inspiring joy to stay.
When dreams fade away Eyes that once saw beauty in everything. Once strong legs lost the want to run. Man who held great dreams, now want and need less. The dreamer is hidden away. Sane and logical life stole away the wishes and the hope of my youth. When the dreams fade away and you become just enough. What did we become?
Dreams are hope Woven into a tale Wherein we dwell At the silken center Of a magical web Of charming stories Spun into life among The beauty of wildflowers And sweet fruit of sturdy trees Or the green and silver grasses And high sheltering bulrushes That cover the slopes and meadows And edge the lapping waters Along the shores Of our lives. Dreams lend us wings To soar into the future; Then the world turns And we drift down to earth Finding ourselves nothing But body and bone As dreams fade away.
When I, at last, Open my eyes to the brilliance Of forever, No more to toil, to weep No restless sleep. When pain is but a memory Soon snuffed by blissful peace And low within the bosom Of Earth doth my weary shell At last find repose. Do not weep for me Nor lament what might have been, For joy is found in freedom From these wordly chains, the nightmare of struggle ends When dreams fade away….
The end of the day when the body rests in harmonious partnership with comfort an oxymoron to uncertainty, the human will relive its subconscious babble in the dream. how many manifestations of destiny exist behind windows when life is about choice and time is about limits bury the rest in clay of different colors body from the Earth, mind from the Divine peering through the windows of what is lost the sight of mounds and mounds I sleep.
I sleep now feeling weighed upon by all I have lost to the ego. There are dreams to be had—in tonight’s I’ll be flying.
The night my dreams faded away My fellow citizens mourned with me. Our hope for a new beginning Quickly turned into shock and dismay. The ground broke open And took us in. The light of the future Is still shining if we keep our Eyes and hearts open, For we cannot afford to abandon Our dreams to make This world better for our Children and theirs.
When dreams fade away I can no longer make you stay I retreat to the cavernous room There I relinquish my dreams You do not exist My imagination created you A dream within a dream Dreams made you real In the shadow of this room Crumpled remnants of my dreams Unaccomplished Unlived Dreams that never were Fabrication of needs or wants Taking away the reality of life To forget for a moment Dreams where you exists Catching my attention from the now Holding me prisoner to the dream Until the bubble evaporates In nothingness To dream Manifesting a dream The moment is lived Life in the now You do exist Though I could not see For the dream blinded me
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When I started this blog two years ago, I did know where this would go…My first blog post On Goodbyes and See you laters will always be very special to me … My grandfather, who is 97 now, is not doing so great at the moment and I appreciate all of you who have been praying and sending your kind thoughts for him. It means a lot! Thank you for being there with me through this beautiful journey!
Michael , Marieand I are joyously overwhelmed by the tremendous response we have been receiving on the #PoetsForPeace collaboration initiated by Michael from the Poetry Channel, and hosted here on forgottenmeadows. You have surpassed all our expectations with the amount of sheer passion you have all shown for this effort! We are now at 140 contributions and still going strong!
We are so grateful to be part of this community where poets and creative minds from around the world stand together uniting for PEACE! This collaboration is open till August 31st and we hope to see more of you join in…Thank you so much for all the reblogs, the kind tweets, the facebook shares, the instagram posts…we cherish each and every message!
Keep sharing, keep posting, keep living #PoetsForPeace !
Thank you to everyone who have contributed to the #PoetsForPeace collaboration. We have reached a milestone of 100 contributions today! The collaboration is open till August 31, let’s continue to stand united for peace!