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Dream of Time
by Joyce P. Hale

Wednesday, April 21, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"I had a dream which was not all a dream." Lord Byron

I dreamt last night of sandy shores
and whispering waves with tales of yore
of Gaelic men in ships with sails,
of waves that roared and treacherous gales;
who touched their prows on distant lands
that bore not gentle waves and sands,
but shorelines rocky, steep and cold
that tried the courage of men so bold.

My vision bore me then to beaches
lone and distant, beyond the reaches
of what the searchers had always known,
a world away from friends and home.
A new land full of rivers and trees,
and beauty as far as the eye could see;
natives who met them as friendly guests.
The searchers spread terror, disease and death.

Next the confiding seawaves spoke
of the times when the brave new lands awoke
to plunder and waste, and nameless hate
amid legions who tried to consecrate
this bold new ground to freedom strong;
the battle was rife with right and wrong.
The rolling waters told stories to quail
in this dream beyond the wakeful veil.

I awoke.  The dream seemed to waver and fade.
I tried to recall but a barricade
of wispy fog and pervading gloom
enveloped my mind in a dark cocoon.
It seemed the waters knew all that transpired
from time immemorial, complete, entire.
And I?  I know not if all was a dream,
or if I'd been there in this timeless scene.
     ©   Joyce P. Hale 

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Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 5/23/2005

"Dream of Time" flows as the sun of knowledge dissipate the fog
of indifference, and the conscious mind of the Poet depicts a page
of history.

Voice on Poet, and let the world know the colors of Your pen.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Hanley Harding 10/4/2004
Dear Joyce;

Quite ethereal...!

Reviewed by Alan Davis (Reader) 4/25/2004
Joyce, excellent writing, but no more than we would expect from such a talented poet. This conjours up all srts of mind pictures and tells its story so vividly, I love it. Alan.
Reviewed by A PAX 4/22/2004
Oh very very good!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 4/21/2004
WOW, Joycie. You knocked my SOX off with this one! Unequivokably your best yet.

Reviewed by Larry Rochelle 4/21/2004
I see Hawaii, pure and golden, before it was settled by commoners who tried to rip its ancient beauty, tried to mold its brain into something twisted and unclean. We gave the natives guilt. We should be happy in our success, but we aren't.
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/21/2004
You created a picture with this one that has a lot of today in it.
Reviewed by James Justice 4/21/2004
I really enjoyed this Joyce. Thanks

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