Sweet dreams

Sweet dreams tread softly like lovers

of half-light, the passions breathe

fire – a new emotion

sweet dreams rising amethyst

before the bedroom mirror

honey wild starved lips

Sweet dreams – one more kiss

softly the passions breathe

your name, naked stream

fading sans merci

like lovers you’ll never know

sweet this is made of dreams


Sweet Dreams sans Merci is a found poem, made from:

  • Sweet Dreams &  Here Comes the Rain Again – Eurythmics
  • The Rupture & Face to Face – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  • Three Imaginary Boys & Fire in Cairo – The Cure
  • The Cloths of Heaven – William Butler Yeats
  • La Belle Dame sans Merci – John Keats

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57 thoughts on “Sweet Dreams sans Merci

    1. Thank you, Amy!
      Found poetry is a surprising genre. I haven’t written much, but I want to try it more.
      La Belle Dame sans Merci was the last addition to the list of original works I used, and it was exactly what was missing!


  1. No thank you
    There are the few
    To lift when no one else
    Knows a spirit,I feel it in
    You yet I know not who or what
    You may be
    Keep the fire burning
    The warmth feels
    As my heart beats
    And I begin to reset
    My clock and wait
    For time

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      1. I know the feeling. I too worry that I may write the wrong thing, and sometimes it’s easier to give the wrong impression when there’s no face to face contact. But you’ve never overstepped. And I really like a poetic response.

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