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Poetry Friday: La Clef des Songes (The Key of Dreams) by Robert Desnos

April 12th, 2019 (06:00 am)
sleepy

Current Mood: sleepy
Current Song: Dark Side by Jaymes Young

Cook or poet
Businessman or carpenter
Everyone loves laziness
Leisure, sleep, and dreams
For dreams are spectacles
A dream is a lucky ticket
That night gives as a gift to the dreamer
Luck that is our due
It’s an everyday miracle
A night without dreams
          Without love
          Is lost.

- the first verse of La Clef des Songes (The Key of Dreams) by Robert Desnos

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Posted by: Linda Baie (Linda Baie)
Posted at: April 12th, 2019 01:54 pm (UTC)

Love that 'lucky ticket' in the night, places one otherwise may never be. Thanks!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 12th, 2019 02:25 pm (UTC)

If only it were easier to fall asleep!

Posted by: Linda Baie (Linda Baie)
Posted at: April 12th, 2019 02:37 pm (UTC)

Yes, there is that, too! But let's focus on the dreams that finally come after!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 12th, 2019 02:42 pm (UTC)

True. :)

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: April 12th, 2019 11:19 pm (UTC)
lucky

I can relate to the line everyone loves laziness. I have enjoyed a lazy day today--maybe I'll get a lucky ticket as I drift to sleep tonight.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 12th, 2019 11:28 pm (UTC)
Re: lucky
books

I hope you do!

Posted by: Molly Hogan (Molly Hogan)
Posted at: April 13th, 2019 11:03 am (UTC)

It's an interesting perspective to think of dreams as a gift. Often mine reflect the stresses I'm feeling and are filled with frustrating and frightening situations. Perhaps the gift is that I'm working some of this out in my sleep! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 13th, 2019 02:33 pm (UTC)

Dreams definitely can reflect what we're dealing with in real life!

Posted by: mlyearofreading (mlyearofreading)
Posted at: April 13th, 2019 09:21 pm (UTC)

Hooray for "Leisure, sleep, and dreams!"

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: April 13th, 2019 09:24 pm (UTC)
books

Hooray!

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