But speaking of fevers...do you guys get hallucinogenic fever dreams? I recently saw circus elephants walking nose-to-tail through the living room, and a beach volleyball game of pharaohs versus prophets taking place over my bed.
I've tried to catch the flavour in this sonnet. I hope you like it.
The Sacred Cats of Clarabelle,
the mice upon the moon;
the stories that the wizards tell
in the voices of a loon.
The fish that will not wear a mac
even when it’s raining,
and ‘roos upon the hurdle-track
for their Olympic training.
Flying monkeys straight from Oz
and Sith Lords playing tennis
garner one-hand-clapped applause
for their humour and their menace.
And then, at last, my fever broke,
and slightly saddened, I awoke.
Music from the Fab Four, with Strawberry Fields Forever.
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to be honest Andrew... I don't know what to say. Just know I stopped in... your dreams remind me too much of my late dad right now. :)ReplyDelete
Annette, I'm always just so glad you're here!Delete
I, too, have had bizarre dreams and distorted reality as a part of extreme depression or mania. You see I'm bipolar. It's unique, and it can be quite scary for myself and others. I pray you come back to reality soon or at least have enjoyable hallucinations! "JenniferReplyDelete
Jennifer, wow...I sympathize. I'm lucky in tht mine are linked directly to high fevers, which these days come often.Delete
Mkaes for weird times for Barb when she sees it.
I dreamed of white pelicans, hundreds of them, on a beach in Lake Worth FL. Nothing quite like yours. O Andrew...how long, Lord, how long? (((xo)))ReplyDelete
Susan, pelican dreams are a very good sign.Delete
Unless you're a fish.
I had an argument with a co-worker and dreamed the conversation all over again that night :/. Hope you feel better!ReplyDelete
Anita, that's happened to me, too! Thank you so much for stopping by.Delete
I don't know what I can say.
Annie in Texas
That you are here, is wonderful and a blessing.
I don’t have hallucinogenic dreams. But I just pictured you in the movie The Greatest Showman. It made me chuckle. Praying for you always friend!ReplyDelete
Tara, I LOVE this! Thank you so much!Delete
It sounds like your dreams are fun! At least thats one good thing about your health problems.ReplyDelete
Jan, they are that!Delete
You mine every gift there is from the very depths! Some may say peculiar. I say precious! Who knows who will remember when it is their turn. I don't just read these nuggets. I savor them.ReplyDelete
Mary, wow, I am so honoured by your words! You made my day.Delete
I was given haloperidol in hospital as an anti emetic for severe hyperemesis in pregnancy. It worked but I knew something was wrong - I worked in psychiatry at the time and couldn't understand why I'd been given an anti psychotic.ReplyDelete
Turns out it's for both. But if you're not psychotic it can have the opposite effect, as it did with me. I saw flocks of bluebirds flying around the ward and didn't recognize my husband or mother!
I suspect hallucinations, caused by various things, are more common than we think but people are afraid to talk about them. It's all brain function/processing after all.
Liz, at one point I was given an anti-psychotic in a last effort to keep pain from spiking, it was wild. It was cardinals that I saw.Delete
I think you're right, that most people just don't want to talk about them.
That's a wonderful sonnet, Andrew. And yes, a little sadness to realize it was all a dream.ReplyDelete
Jeannie, thank you. And yes, a little sad, but I hope that there is some kind of resonance with it in Heaven.Delete
Wow! Isn't it amazing how colorful and wild the images our minds can conjure, especially when fired up by a high fever, Andrew! I'm so sorry to hear that there is yet another daunting challenge, but it sounds as if you kind of enjoyed the crazy show your fever evoked. I lift my prayers for you daily, dear friend!ReplyDelete
Beth, thank you so much for the prayers...and you're right, those fever dreams can be kind of fun.Delete
I love the twist of the poem at the end. My grandmother used to have really interesting dreams too. Thank you for sharing with all of us how you are doing. I am praying for you and Barb!ReplyDelete
Jolene, I'm so glad you liked it. I rarely have dreams in the ordinary sense now, since I'm usually running a bit of a fever...and what's interesting is that I dream all this in colour. From what I understand, most folks dream in black and white.Delete
We thank you so much for your prayers!