Dreaming of the One

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This week’s words are: chance, nest, secret, clever, swept, ripe, blinked, stars, basket, flesh, saw, hand

~~ 1 ~~
I dream of the one
who stole my seven ripe plums,
while I blinked back tears.
~~ 2 ~~
I dream of the one
whose basket was filled with stars,
harvested by hand.
~~ 3 ~~
I dream of the one
who thought himself so clever
that he swept my heart.
~~ 4 ~~
I dream of the one
who saw my naked flesh, yet
did not turn away.
~~ 5 ~~
I dream of the one
I met by chance one evening
in a secret place.
~~ 6 ~~
I dream of the one
who helped the wren pad her nest
before the storm struck.

© 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on October 6, 2013, in 5-7-5, haiku, Poetic Bloomings, senryu, The Poetry Pantry, The Sunday Whirl and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. What a wonderful “one” … 🙂

  2. what an interesting progression in this…some slices a bit painful…some tender…i like that last one as intended or not it has some cool symbolism in relation to the rest….

  3. dreams are the doors to other realm

  4. I agree with Brian. The last one says it all.

  5. You sent us on a trip with a lovely series.

  6. Yes, the last stanza really packs a punch. Beautifully written.

  7. Love the progression of haiku, particularly drawn to the final one.

  8. I love the first line, and where it took you in each individual piece. I like Brian’s comment about tenderness mixed in with pain. These really do read well together. You are masterful.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Thank you, Brenda. If there’s any mastery involved, it comes from my having experienced both tenderness and pain.

  9. What a great set. I specially loved the wren

  10. I often have dreams like those…

  11. I loved each one, but the last one stole my heart!

  12. The last three make me want to meet the one. I look forward to your haiku each week.

  13. These read very well together as a set.

  14. Number 2 is gorgeous.

  15. Thank you for a gorgeous look at this dream! Your repetition and the tension you create in the progression is quite wonderful! I have seven favorites….or maybe one favorite since, for me , it is one poem.

  16. Beautiful! The last one especially. I dream of this One too.

  17. SO lovely….especially the basket full of stars and the one who helped pad the nest before the storm. Wonderful writing! I always love your poetry!

  18. I like the different moods you show in each one of your poems. My favorite is the romantic #5!

  19. I love the way that, as Brian said, the last brings all the others together in a powerful way. Very nice!

  20. The mystery is in the nest of the last verse..magical..reinvention indeed.. 😉

  21. Those are all so good – glad we don’t have to choose!

  22. All lovely but I love the hand picked basket of stars ♥

  23. I read this as a love story and blinked back tears too.

  24. I love the way the haiku progress and stand alone
    this was an excellent romance (including the ups and downs)

  25. hypercryptical

    Lovely MMT and No.2 is something special.
    Anna :o]

  26. I dream of the one…. who swept my heart….. very nice and rather scary.
    Lovely haikus

  27. All well worth dreaming too.

  28. Gorgeous set, mmt.


  29. I like number two best but they’re all worthy.

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