The theme for this episode is Dreams.

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My Haiku & Reflections

Swirling coffee and
The leftover dream fragments
A morning routine

Humans are not the only animals that dream during the REM – Rapid Eye Movement — cycle of sleep. Scientists and researchers have evidence documenting that other animals — such as dogs, cats, rats, even some reptiles — also engage in some form of dreaming during this REM cycle of sleep.

This common practice connects us to our animal friends, but it’s still uncertain how complex dreams are for them. For humans, given our ability to produce complex language, we can express the complex ideas in our dreams which lets us share them with others.

Further, we not only have this ability to dream during sleep, but also during our waking hours. We can plan for a future outcome that does not exist yet and, with a little luck, we can make it reality. This is the power of dreams — whether they exist in our sleep or over our morning coffee. They’re our super power. They propel us forward to make a better future or remind us that some paths are best not taken.

This is the lesson I take from this haiku. If you have a dream you want to share with me, feel free to send an email to thehaikupond (at) gmail (dot) com.

Featured Haiku & Poets

From Mona Bedi:
dark night
the morning glory and I

From Lisbeth Ho on Facebook as Elisabeth Holidaya:
a boy is dreaming
dragon swallowing the sun
pizza’s aroma

From Staci b on IG as staciinyourpocket:
Desire. Imagine.
Believe your own fairytale.
Dreams turn into life.

From huwanahoy on IG & TW as huwanahoy:
Loved ones we have lost
Visit in dreams, leaving us
With sweet memories.

From Haiku Nocturnal on Twitter as HaikuNocturnal:
Haunting music box,
Melodies of memory
Play throughout my dreams

From Charissa Hooyman on TW as CharissaHooyman:
Look to horizon
To far and away places
Adventures await

From Christina Chin at haikuzyg.blogspot.com:
from a dream
reruns in my head

From Charlotte Reynolds on twitter as violetvicinity:
night owl becomes
early bird

From Mark Hitri on TW as HitriMark & on IG as the_cellopoet:
how far are the stars
their light from so long ago
still sparking dreams

From Linda M. Crate on Twitter as thysilverdoe & on IG as authorlindamcrate:
a mermaid waving
as dawn crashes into me
only i know her.

From Foal Poetry on IG as foalpoetry:
Far off worlds and lands
So strange yet familiar
Close your eyes and dream

From Melody Wang on TW & IG as MelodyOfMusings:
Dreams take me higher
than my waking life allows —
the paths merge for me

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