Poems in Dreams

This morning, in that last stage of my dream, a little before waking up, a poem came to me. Poems in dreams rarely happen, at least in my case, but when those words came to me, it felt like “Wow!” In dreamland and reality. The dream in itself was interesting enough, but when those four lines came they stuck with me. I woke up right after that.

I debated whether I should write them down. After all, they were just four lines. Then, I thought, well, they appeared in my dream, so it feels special. I think I should write it down. So, I did.

Later I made breakfast, watered my gazillion plants and fruit trees and I forgot about it.

Until I sat down again and opened my laptop … I wanted to write, and I remembered my dream poem

Four simple lines

Now that I see them, though, hours after writing them down, I suddenly understand their meaning. It’s deeper than I thought. Can you see it too?

Poems in Dreams

My Dream Poem

The words to her Heart

Flow from the start

And not just in rain

Because they’ll flow down the drain

At first glance it looks simple, naive and effortless even, but when I looked at the words again, especially at those last two lines, the meaning began to sink in.

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I would explain the meaning I see in this article, but first I would like to know if you see it too. What are your thoughts on the meaning of this poem? Or do you think there is none and it’s just a silly thing? Hey, I’m not a professional poet, but what comes in dreams always means something, so here it is 🙂

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. Wow your rhymes are on point! I personally don’t think that there is a specific meaning to your lines, but who knows? As far as your source of inspiration is concerned, you must know that you’re not the only one. Though I am not a poet, I am a writer. And I can testify that some of my best work came in dreams. When I am blocked, I don’t do anything but pray… and the anser comes into my dreams! I heard that Stevie Wonder experienced the same thing.

    1. Hi,
      I had no idea that Stevie Wonder experienced the same thing! He is a wonderful musician.
      I am a writer too. Although I have written a lot of poetry I don’t consider myself a poet a 100%, I feel more like a writer, and I have also written a book that was based on a dream (published with a different name).
      Have you published your work? It’s amazing how our dreams can inspire us, isn’t it?
      Thanks for your comment!

  2. Hi Lila,

    As a person who seldom dreams, a poem in a dream seems amazing. Although there are just four lines, sometimes it gets more powerful than many lines as a poem.

    I must to admit that it’s simple to read for the first time, but I went back and forth a few times to process it. I believe in things you like to achieve, and you have the answer already. No matter what others say about it, you’ll take the courage to run to the finish line.

    The second thought is about the words from others about you. You care about it at first, but you realize that they won’t hurt you anymore. You gain confidence and peace in your mind to fight for what you want.

    This is just my opinion about your poem. 🙂


    1. Hi Matt,

      Thank you for your thoughts! You seldom dream? I’ve always wondered about that. I dream all the time 😉 I wonder why some people seldom dream in their sleep and others dream a lot.

  3. Hi Lila, I don’t dream anymore! But I did dream all my life!
    Now, I am sixty years old, and I have trouble sleeping deep, so I don’t actually dream anymore, not consciously.
    But when I try to feel into these lines, I get the impulse that you have loved someone, and the words have flowed to her heart. They have flowed down the rain because your tears are like the rain, but now the words are flowing down the drain. You are done with this person! This is what comes to my heart, but of course, I don’t know! Please, let me know what you sense and receive! 🙂

    1. Hi Sylvia,

      That’s a beautiful interpretation! I like it! We could just leave it at that, this is a beautiful way to see the poem. The meaning it gave to me was the following: Love should come from the heart and shouldn’t be used or spoken of only when one needs something. Such abuse of love will make love flow down the drain.
      Thank you for your comment!

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