I Believe

dverse Poetics: Wishful Thinking Posted by

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality. Even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream.”—Shirley Jackson, “The Haunting of Hill House”


I have a tiny seed of doubt
about the size of a mustard seed
that almost makes me not believe
in another world, invisible to eyes
that reside in concrete streets
and multi-storied towers, busy feet
always on the run, red light, green light
flashing stop and go, caution in between.

But, I’ve seen the flash of fairy wings,
dancing leaves in woods becalmed.
I’ve heard the giggles of water-sprites
by lazy trickling streams and hammering
of Tolkien’s dwarves echoing from caves.
I think, I’ve even heard some whiffling snores
of a fierce dragon in his safe enclave.

I’ve found the world is filled with wonder
you’re yearning to believe.





24 thoughts on “I Believe

  1. This is delightful from start to finish!! Especially love “the flash of fairy wings”. Reminds me of many years ago, my son caught a glimpse of me leaving his room after placing money under his pillow from the “tooth fairy”. He said to me the next day..”mom, I saw the tooth fairy and she was bigger than I thought” …hehehe. Thank you for sharing this hopeful, magical poem. 🙂

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  2. sMiLes.. mY FriEnd..
    in my life per science too..
    i find that life spent in beta
    worrying mind
    is no
    to power
    the emotion of
    belief.. moving
    into alpha.. to theta
    trance.. most anything
    worthwhile as free art
    comes achievable..
    and material
    and sure in that
    way the battle is almost
    A L W A Y S N O W more..
    won for human happiness..
    in MoVinG.. ConNecTing AnD
    CreAtinG Free For aLL giving shaRinG now..:)

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