Where Dreams are Crafted

I hadn’t found you
though I’d looked
in the branches above
and roots below the street,
in the faces of the serious
and the moon behind clouds.
Searching high and low
I came up empty
until I looked
in the space
where the heart
softly beats,
where dreams
are crafted,
and in the silence
without regret
there I found you.



photograph by Brenda Jenkins





















Reading of “Where Dreams of Crafted” with music by Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder


10 Responses to “Where Dreams are Crafted”

  1. Athena Coleman says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you, Don.

  2. Tom Figel says:

    Don, I think I found Nancy in the same place. It’s been terrific but not so quiet as it once was. Thanks for the lovely, inspired poem today.

  3. Scott MacRae - Golden Eagle says:

    Incredibly simple images and gateway to going within. Thanks Don.

  4. Geoff Tisch says:

    Thank you Don.
    Your words bear good fruit, no empty husks. Pick – and enjoy. Pick! – lest the fruit die on the vine.

  5. Jack LAVELLE says:

    Ooo. I like this one.

  6. Cheryl Long says:

    I thought this poem particularly lovely and resonates so deeply with me this morning. Thank you for your talent and sustained hard work. I do not take for granted the way you bring your poetry to us.

  7. Steve Bodaness says:

    So beautiful Don! And thank you Brenda for your stunning photograph!!


    I’m SO grateful for these, your tender and timely words, Don, that I’m now uttering them, deeply heartfully, to my Highest Self — so that It hears that I too know what It has Always known: “Sublime Silence Without Regret”.

  9. Edward Haimes says:

    Don’t ever give up the dream, the dream is the reality. Thanks Don

  10. David Barnes says:

    “You are as close to me as memory restored”

    Thank you Don

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