I was asked to be a part of an art show called Juvesence, where young teenagers in the art programme in secondary school have displayed their work. Myself and a couple other poets and artistes were invited to use some of the work as inspiration to create our own pieces. I was stunned at the work of Ms Ashley Benjamin – especially her painting DREAM – and I used it as my muse for the below piece. It’s a flight of fantasy…. oh, just enjoy the poem!
Sensual eyes close,
soul slips slowly into blissful rest
The best time for flying is at night
Wings flutter – fairy takes flight,
gazing across fantasy’s horizon.
She glides towards the spinning wheel
where dreams are spun
Illusions have only just begun!
Nothing is as it seems in dreams…
Indigo rests before dreamscape’s screen
Swirling clouds part, curtains on stage
moon’s spotlight beam shining white
engaging fantasy’s squeal of delight
as Indigo watches dreams take flight
while she lays serenely on downy bed –
and crunches popcorn…