Dreams

Napowrimo 2018, Day 18. Today’s prompt Take a poem, preferably one not known to you. Cover all but the last line. Write out that line and then write a line to correspond or in response. Then take the penultimate line and do the same and so on back to the first line of the poem.

Such an interesting prompt. A new poem out of an old one and that too to be written in the reverse gear ! ! So, first is the poem I just read today and I loved it.

It is by Langston Hughes, an American poet. Following his poem is my poem that I have written with the required rules for the day prompt !  

 

Dreams By Langston Hughes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

 

Dreams By Me  

Frozen with snow

You dare not slow

Life is a barren field 

I know , but hold on 

For when dreams go

They take a part of you with them

Hold fast to dreams

And to your truth

That cannot fly

Hold fast to grace as 

Life is a broken-winged bird

Keep walking ~ Keep dreaming

For if dreams die

Life within – stops living

Hold fast to dreams

They will keep you alive.

 

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