Dreaming in fractions


Leaves pressed between
pages of water & earth,
marking the passage of time,
placeholders for all seasons.

Off the high dive –
falling silently into the flow –
effortlessly drifting downstream –
letting the river take me –
autumn leaf.

A gulp of swallows
swoop over the river
nabbing insects.

Water striders
stirring colors & light
on a mercurial canvas

One long secret
whispered into my ear
west wind.

Leave no stone unturned —
bring to light the mysteries of life —
reveal the sublime side of all things.

Pacing catacombs
of flesh & bone —
absorbing every
beat & echo —
our heart plumbs
the depths of soul.

Moths huddle
around a dim light
on a darkening street —
I dream
in fractions —
under a


About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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13 Responses to Dreaming in fractions

  1. I love the imagery. I feel Autumn.

  2. Jen E Town says:

    ” A gulp of swallows” love that metaphor. You listened to the west wind and proved to be acutely listening. Seems more like a waking dream. Wonderful

  3. Dalo 2013 says:

    The words along with the photo ~ I am ready for autumn to come its way.

  4. Olga says:

    Loved the visual and flow of poetic words bringing me into your world of love for nature, until the last bit and then I wondered if there was another layer. ❤

  5. Nancilynn says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Your photography and poetry are inspirational! This poem is one I wish I had written myself! 🙂

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