Shawn L. Bird

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poem- dream words July 22, 2013

Filed under: OUTLANDERishness,Poetry,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:12 pm
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“With a rustle of silks,”

she said into her memo


as I was telling her

how I liked her phrase,

“caution plucked at his sleeve.”

Do other writers

consult their favourite authors

in their dreams?



“Caution plucked at his sleeve” is from chapter 83 in Diana Gabaldon’s A Breath of Snow and Ashes


15 Responses to “poem- dream words”

  1. quarksire Says:

    Do other writers

    consult their favourite authors

    in their dreams????????????? I believe so 🙂
    kewl one Caution plucked at his sleeve” namaste frum q: 🙂

  2. artmuse10 Says:

    soooo beautiful….I think soooo

  3. Melody J Haislip Says:

    I’d never thought of this. Thanks for the idea! Nice poem.

  4. redgladiola Says:

    Funny enough, I’m currently reading one of Gabaldon’s books right now. After about halfway in, she had all these lovely descriptions that I noticed and loved. I’ve never consulted authors in my dreams, but it’d be great too!

    • I love Diana Gabaldon. I am excited for the series that will be aired in the spring, and even more excited to chat with her in person about it when she’s here in Salmon Arm for our Word on the Lake writing festival next May!

  5. this one has the flavor of the old japanese masters:

    ‘Countless mountains and rivers in all directions.
    The changing seasons bring the autumn moon and spring flowers.
    Since going to war the men and horses are already a year older.
    Yet by our courage, we think not of home.’
    nakahare nantenbo

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