“Wearing overall’s and for once and for all
What is the dream?”
I’ve had The Clash‘s Red Angel Dragnet stuck in my head for a few days now. It doesn’t really have anything to do with this post or maybe it does? I will let you decide.
My dreams are an enormous source for material in my poetry. In fact I seem to be composing things in my sleep but can’t remember them when I wake up. I kept thinking about the fluttering of eyelashes in the middle of the night because I dreamt of it, then in my “between wakefulness and sleep” I composed a poem but was too sleepy to get up and write it down. So of course I had forgotten most of it when I woke up.
In the same dream I saw the zodiac constellations with such clarity I knew I could not be in a city. I turned Scorpius into a lobster! Perhaps in the Namibian desert…? I also saw a shooting star. Lovely stuff actually. And then most likely I went on to have nightmares about how people drive in my village.
So if anyone has a suggestion as to how I can retain what I seem to be composing while sleeping, I’d sure love to hear it. But listen, I draw the line at needles.
PS. By the by, I usually dream in jazz and woke this morning with Stan Getz in my brain. The Clash having moved off to another astral plane.
- The Constellation Stars (4youknow.wordpress.com)
- Signs and Constellations – Relations to Diseases (freevedicastroadvice.wordpress.com)
- Is the Book of Calling A Trap Created by the Scorpion-Man? (warlockasylum.wordpress.com)
- Scorpios Need Not Apply: Zodiac Signs Inspire Job Bias (livescience.com)
- you are getting sleepy… (imagineenigami.wordpress.com)
Small digital recording device works for me.
Larry has one too. I thought about that…wonder if it would work or if I would feel like Get Smart.
So, I’m no geographer or astronomer or anything close, but could you see Scorpius in Namibia? Maybe you were just in Tehachapi.
Smarty pants. Perhaps I was in Tujunga…
This is such a co-incidence, I was just listening to Stan in the car, it was the girl from Ipanema, one of my favourites…I think the only way to remember your dream is try to write it down because as the day goes on the memory will fade…found it on YouTube, here’s the link http://youtu.be/AiNJIMDoYuk 🙂
Such a great album.
From what I have been reading about lucid dreaming, it takes a lot of work to get to the point of remembering a whole dream. Before you go to sleep, repeat to yourself that you will remember the dream and that you will tell yourself that you are dreaming while you are in your dream. That way you can start manipulating and controlling your dreams. This takes a lot of practice, but since we all dream every night, you have many chances to practice. If I wake up after a dream, I try to remember major concepts and incorporate them into my writing. I never come out of a dream with a whole concept, but sometimes my dreams give me interesting material. That’s what makes the writing fun, though. Dream on… : )
Beauty and Dreams said:
Dream in jazz. I love it!