Dreams in the Sky

Who looks outside, dreams;
who looks inside, awakes

Carl Jung

invitations challenge airs

declinations spurn
reprimands from the stars

gifted is the sky
accepting battles and trysts
where heavenly bodies unite

There are 9,096 stars visible to the naked eye in the entire sky.

she waits in dreamtime

her features sallow

the rainbow serpent slithers
rivers run
she drinks deeply

The Rainbow Serpent or Rainbow Snake is a common deity often seen as a creator god, by Australian Aboriginals.

careful as the sea

travel by darkness
on endless waves

thundering at midnight
a splash of moonlight
wakes the horizon

The Cherita is named from the Malay word for story. It is a poem consisting of 3 stanzas. The first stanza is a single line. The second is a couplet and the third is a tercet. The line lengths are at the poet’s discretion. It is untitled, centred on the page, and has no requirement to rhyme since it is modelled on the haiku/tanka.

Weekly Theme:
Poetry Forms


26 thoughts on “Dreams in the Sky

  1. Good to know about the Rainbow Serpent. The (Buddhist) magazine, Tricycle, has a monthly haiku challenge and this month’s challenge response must include the word ‘snake’ or ‘serpent’. I will look this up and as I have only one more day to submit it, maybe I can come up with another haiku for the challenge. I learn so much from you, Mouse. πŸ™‚

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    1. Being Australian, I grew up with the rainbow serpent mythology. It always fascinated me.
      So I pass on the fascination 😊
      Sounds like a fun challenge. Good luck.


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