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On A Nightstand

On A Nightstand

She kept her dreams in a jar on a nightstand.
Locked away, hidden from the light.
Before sleep overtook her,she would gently  caress it.
Sweetly humming as her hands explored the familiar shape.
The cold glass always came as a surprise,
but she smiled a secret smile knowing the warmth contained within
would melt even the most gelid heart.
As fingers slowly felt around the lid, she knew all was secure.
Nothing would escape from there unless she willed it.
As she turned the jar with infinite care,
she felt each dream  forming and taking shape,
happy to remain within,nestling  with all her
other fantasies,floridly dancing within her head.
Holding the jar  to her  face,she felt the etched glass imprint 
on her cheek, and she sighed, a deep contented sigh,
whilst eyes sought refuge in  morpheus’s  arms,
and slowly, languidly, she held her dreams safe
Never to be revealed,
Broken,
Lost,
But preserved forever in the jar on her nightstand
till next she woke.

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Angel

Good write angel

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lodigiana

Thank you so much Angel for your comments  Really appreciate it. xx

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Tina

Oh I love this!  A jar of dreams on the nightstand is a wonder to behold!  I adore the way the images come flooding to the mind when reading this ...and even afterwards too. That jar of dreams is going to be in my mind all day now ☺ A superb poem 👏👏👏👏👏

Tina x

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lodigiana

Aw thanks Tina! I often personalise items  and a jar of dreams by my bed is something I can relate to really well..it’s a safe place to preserve them and hold them when you need to....love the fact that you can feel this too! Thanks so very much ! xxx

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StevieC

Hi Lodi...I am so often at a loss for words to describe adequately  what you have written..you are such a visionary and you draw us into a world we sometimes have left unseen...I know how feted your work has been with professional poets  and yet you still give us the joy of your writing here...thankfully!...even though I know  it  often seems  to appear  undervalued and  unappreciated...In my humble  view anyway!!..please continue to show us  more glimpses into your imagination, sensitivity, generosity and humanity which is what poetry is all about isn't it? Thank you for sharing 

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lodigiana

Hi StevieC..wow thank you! although I do realise you are somewhat biased! Thank  you anyway! xx

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lodigiana

Ah my lovely Lisa - always a joy to hear from you -thank you xxx

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Nigel Cresswell

A jar of dreams I love the thought of it. Really beautiful poem Lodigiana, love it.
Nigel

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lodigiana

Thanks so much  for that Nigel..yes I loved the image of all our dreams within reach and yet unseen and preserved ...I love how writing poetry can sometimes seem to open up a window into our imagination that otherwise would remain only ajar... xx

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Nigel Cresswell

Lodigiana perhaps poets are the luckiest people of all. Poems are dreams that we can access whilst awake and then set free into the world. Then not only can we treasure our dreams, in our minds and our hearts and in silver topped bright cut glass, but others can too.
Finding Cosmofunnel and being able to share those dreams with beautiful friends like you is the greatest thing to happen in my life.
Your friend,
Nigel x

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lodigiana

What a lovely ,heartwarming thing to say Nigel and yes indeed we are blessed  and fortunate to be able to share so much with our  wonderful Cosmo family. 
Thank you dear friend
Lodigiana x 

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GREG TUCKER

This is true poetry.  The imagery is delightful.  I really imagined what you wrote.  This is a masterpiece young lady!

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lodigiana

Hi  Greg, You have no idea how touched I am by your very generous words... particularly  as they come from a poet whose work I admire and respect so very much. Thank you.  xx

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GREG TUCKER

Just a boy with a “pen”.  Surprised it has not been yanked from me by now 😂

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Michael Roy

This is beautiful, Iodgiana. I could picture her as I read through and could feel a sense of lonelines but a solitude to take solace in. Beautiful dreams can be kept and can be realised. Very nice work!

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lodigiana

Thank you so very much Michael- really appreciate your lovely comments! xx

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Tony Taylor

My, my, my LODIGIANA!!.....your brushstrokes are so elegantly soft and inviting......taking the reader into a realm unimagined to them....because your most creative imagination paints so vividly and so uniquely that your words are hard to forget!!......this is truly beautiful.....but what impresses the most (in my humble opinion) is the fact that the idea, the original seed for this poem, is SOOOOO original that it forces the reader to think to themselves ~ "Hmmmm? Who the heck is this writer? I want to read more from her!"......PINNED!!......yours is an exceptional pen!!.......Bravo!!......LOVE & ROCKETS!!.......T xo 👌✴👏👏👏👏👏✴❤😊

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lodigiana

Hi Tony.....Inspiration is a strange thing isnt it? we can't just MAKE it happen -it creeps up when we least expect it. The inspiration for this poem came as I was recently reading an old diary written by myself  as a teenager  where I wrote about a certain perfume  which was in a cute topaz jar and I  used to carry it around with me in my purse as i thought it would somehow find true love for me!!!! ..Crazy  I know....but it made absolute sense to me!!!  and I guess that was my Dream Jar....I love reading your comments ,, you are the most generous reader and I really appreciate all you have to say..Stay well my brother poet..love and hugs to you ! xxxxx

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ecesis__

A great work. Imaginative, time for pauses to reflect on each line. 
Formatting provides flow, while not being too structural. 
And a pleasurable descriptive tale! :) x

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lodigiana

Thank you so much for your really helpful and encouraging comments.I am so pleased when a particular piece sits well with the reader and they enjoy it..Thank you xx

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Barry Childs

I do love this. I just agree with all of above and more.

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lodigiana

Thank you so very much Barry! Your words are really appreciated. I feel so thrilled when people like my stuff that it gives me the encouragement to keep on writing xx

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