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Trail of Dreams My dream song begins as shadows in the dark. Far off through a misty cloud of restless sleep, a distant spark subdued and soft in the fog of midnight deep. And so I creep into the clouds of my mind to seek, to find. Black, grey and white give way to light at first merging into blues in flight then spreading wide with rainbow colors for my golden guide. There is a river and emerald hills before me, beckoning, "be free". It's now up to me to choose the dreamscape path into the forest, city streets, the sea, or just fly. Explore or play,
Explore the Craft of Writing American Verse The Dream Song at first glance could probably be considered a style or genre of poetry because of the prominent "dream theme". But with more careful examination, the Dream Song is a framed verse form with a specific stanzaic prescription. It was created by American poet, John Berryman's (1914-1972) book of 77 Dream Songs . He continued to write Dream Songs after the book was published and there are over 400 of his Dream Songs in circulation. The poems seem to me to be recordings of Berryman's dreams in verse. They are often disjointed and bizarr