When dreams come true (Fantasy poetry and prose)

The Spellcaster’s bane
Where dreams and nightmares are shared
At reality’s end

The time was ripe
The portends aligned
Evening stars sparkled with auspicious glee
And the air thrummed with a savory taste
Our hands were linked in a vespers of incantation
Seeking the blip between two worlds,
The one we live in, so beleaguered
And the one of dreams, so beguiling
Desperation drove us
garnished with the soulful melody of freedom
Plunging us pell-mell into adventure
Into a world of fantasy

I stood in a meadow of fluorescent crocuses, beautiful and gleaming
But to my right, twined thorned vines of devil’s snare, hiding beneath a canopy of elder trees
Such splendour amidst danger

How clear the water in that river gleamed!
A glint of gillyweed in the deeps
and a happy glimpse of mimbletonia in the shallows
Yet further up river a grotesque boat drifted, the ferryman of the styx searching for sacred drachmas
Fear misting in his wake
Such horror amidst wonder

I bowed to a Griffin that rejected me
But Pegasus flew down, and took me to the skies
over gardens of Belladonna and mandrakes half buried
Past henbane, yarrow and nightshade we hurried
Did I see Luna’s dirigible plums
beside the intuitive ferns from the realms of the mist; worlds upon worlds

I saw Sprites and ferries that glittered up the night
Witnessed a sphinx and manticore fight
Hydras, harpies, a phoenix in flight
And in this world of fantasy, I slowly came to see..
Harmony thrives when nature’s left to be

Dream’s candid desires
dripping imperfect perfections
refreshing the soul

©judeitakali

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I wanted to bring a little Fantasy to you this weekend. Hope you enjoy this.

Stay safe, stay grateful

45 responses to “When dreams come true (Fantasy poetry and prose)”

  1. Wow Jude…😊😊😊this is magical…you took us to a fantasy adventure….🤗🤗🤗

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    1. Thank you Michelle. I hope it had some familiar things in it for you 🌸

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      1. Indeed it has Jude😉

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        1. yes! Fist pump😃

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  2. Your words transported me into that beautiful picture of a dreamy fantasy land Jude 😇

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    1. Thank you Rhadika, I hope a tiny aspect winked at you as you read

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  3. I did very much, and thank you for the Fantasy!

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    1. Thank you Bp, and very much my pleasure 🌼💛, glad you enjoyed it, xoxo

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  4. This is lovely, Jude. Quite an unusual poem, I thought, with the fantasy elements.

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    1. Thank you Roberta, I wanted to put in familiar elements

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  5. And your magic continues….. 🙂 Beautiful !!!

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    1. Thank you Roshni🌼

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      1. I really enjoy your magical blog😊😊 . So I nominated you for an award
        https://letsreadourwords.wordpress.com/2020/06/01/vincent-ehind
        ero-blogger-award/

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        1. Thank you so much Roshni. I’ll really try to get to it

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  6. Oh this one surely seemed magical (pun intended) 🙂

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    1. Hehe😉cheers. Thank you Pallavi

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  7. Wow! An amazing fantasy world! I loved this totally, Jude.

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    1. Thank you Anisha, I’m happy you do, fantasy is a nice place for some RnR

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  8. You painted a vivid picture. (K)

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    1. Thanks a lot K, I’m glad you like it

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  9. I finished a book YA book last week about children having to deal with many of the creatures you mentioned along with some Greek Gods tossed in for good measure; (possibly) The Shadow Thieves by
    Anne Ursu (I find quite a variety at the little free library).

    Your verse reminded me of the book and how either way through man or mystery things can go wonky, but hopefully in the end can be remedied 😀

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    1. Oh that’s interesting, reminds me of the Percy Jackson series

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  10. wow! Thank you for bringing us to the world of fantasy. Truly astounding! Every line tickles our mind.

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    1. I’m so glad you like this. It’s very much my pleasure. Thank you so much.

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      1. you’re welcome.

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  11. Wooow!! This is a great fantasy

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    1. I’m happy to see you enjoying the posts. Happy and grateful

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  12. This is so magical. You made my day ❤️

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    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad you like it 🙏🏾

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  13. A wonderful fantasy world and poetry, Jude .

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    1. Thank you so much, Jane.

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      1. You are welcome, Jude!

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  14. Vespers of incantation–indeed! (K)

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  15. Very magical, Jude. Do I sense a Harry Potter homage there?

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    1. Well, a good bit of it is, with the mandrakes and Griffins, dirigible plums, mimbletonia, devil’s snare😃😃😃😃

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  16. What a beautiful poem full of magic.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Sadje.🙏🏾

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      1. You’re welcome

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  17. This is beautiful, Jude, and so very magical! I enjoyed the trip to fantasy land.

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    1. Thank you Eugi. This was a fun one.

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  18. Lovely words and images. Wonderful, Jude! I hope you are well!

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    1. Thank you so much, Melanie. I am…fair🙏🏾. Hope you are well too.

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