Dream Week | #ThursdayTreeLove and a Musing from My Younger Self

Double Trees

Today was every bit as intense as I expected. It’s just after 9:30 p.m. in my part of the world, and I just completed my last work task for the day. As I reviewed today’s schedule last night, I knew I had to figure out something  for #ThursdayTreeLove. I had the tree, but what about my theme for the week? 

Happily, I remembered that I wrote some “dream” poems in my long-ago youth. I quickly scanned a couple of my notebooks and found three or four poems! Here’s one of them:

"Dream" [© Chandra Lynn]

Dream controls my thoughts, my actions; rules my day; eventually brings pain Like an addictive drug, a world of fantasy, a smooth path, Leading away from reality.

I was such a daydreamer back in the day, always preoccupied with my own musings and getting in trouble every now and then for not staying on task. I’d probably still spend my days in my fantasy worlds if it weren’t for pesky things like work and dishes.

I am pretty sure I wrote this poem as a creative writing assignment, but I don’t recall much more. For the life of me, I can’t remember what this type of poem is called. Google failed me. Can you help? 


About the Trees: The photo above (in black and white and color) features one of the black walnut trees on campus [donated by the Ecology Club in 2003]. I suppose, adults shouldn’t daydream their way through the workday, so I escaped to this tree for a few moments a couple of weeks ago.

I am joining Parul Thakur for #ThursdayTreeLove every second and fourth Thursday of the month. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her latest #treelove post.

16 thoughts on “Dream Week | #ThursdayTreeLove and a Musing from My Younger Self

  1. delphini510 says:

    The beautiful picture of a Walnut tree is definitely a beautiful place to dream under.
    Your poem from young days express the day dreaming / dreaming so strongly.
    I used to daydream a lot too, at times still do. 😊.

    Miriam

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  2. Sheila Delgado says:

    For the love of trees, and words! 🙂
    There is a Weeping Willow on one of the corners as you enter our subdivision. So big it makes the house look like a miniature. It was planted much to close to the house, and I think they may have to cut it down at some point. For now, I think of it as the old man of the neighborhood. Grandfather. Seems so sturdy and aged. Welcoming, and watching. LOL. Whenever I see it, I think of you and your tree friends. LOL 🙂

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  3. JoAnna says:

    I have to be careful about day dreaming and fantasy having found them to be addictive in the past. But sometimes they come in pretty handy when it comes to envisioning what we want to come true. Sweet dreams!

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  4. Parul Thakur says:

    I cant decide if the tree is more beautiful or the poem 🙂 But you know, I am biased about the tree 😉 Loved the shot and that poem makes me think I also day dream a lot.

    Thanks so much for joining, Chandra. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

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