Supported by a thousand blades of grass

Eyes directed towards the heavens

The water droplets are coalescing

Arranging themselves twice

Against the blue canvas overhead

Then in the infinite dimensions of my mind

A dragon soars across the sky

His spiny tail whipping to and fro

And in the next instant

The violent apparition has morphed

Into a trail of steam from a soothing cup of tea

The capacity of our imaginative mind


Without it we are not human

With it we become something beyond human form

Able to do anything

Go anywhere

Be anyone

All this courtesy of a passing cloud

A fleeting thought

And an imagination that we take for granted

Imagine that


7 thoughts on “Imagine

  1. Writing to Freedom October 27, 2014 / 11:03 am

    Wonderful flight of fancy with your imagination. Thanks Dave! Mine must be sleeping. πŸ™‚

    • davecenker October 27, 2014 / 12:24 pm

      Thank you Brad, I always appreciate your insights. Keep your head up, you never know what you might see πŸ˜‰

  2. Marquita Herald (@marquitaherald) October 27, 2014 / 6:27 pm

    Oh I love this Dave – you are quite the poet! Clouds are among my very favorite things. Every morning I park my behind on my deck with a cup of coffee and watch the sun rise over Mt. Haleakala and between the colors, the clouds and the majesty of our beautiful volcano it is a truly amazing way to kick off a day. πŸ™‚

    • davecenker October 27, 2014 / 10:17 pm

      Thank you Marty, I can only imagine the view you must have every morning. It would make waking up that early worth the loss of sleep! This has been an interesting diversion off my rendition of a well-beaten path, into poetry that is.

      I have never been a poetry person (either reading or writing), but some chord has been struck inside, something in the rawness, brevity, and emotion of limited words that has led me down this path.

      Thank you, as always, for your supportive words. The imagery you conjure up in your comments leaves me with a crystal clear image of the beautiful and inspiring Hawaiian landscape as seen from your deck πŸ˜‰

  3. balroop2013 October 27, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Hi Dave,
    I could soar with that dragon but didn’t fall when it morphed…I love to stay at the horizon, watching from there…the droplets, the streams and assimilating the soothing thoughts that come with the clouds…bringing tranquility. Thanks for sharing!

    • davecenker October 27, 2014 / 10:19 pm

      Thank you Balroop, that is the beauty of imagination. We are limited by nothing but our own consciousness. I am happy that you enjoyed this poem and wish you many more tranquil thoughts while soaring over the horizon.

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