The Weight of Dreams [New Poem]
How much do dreams weigh? Desires of the heart Ambitions of youth Fixations of attention And how much when they die? Shards of imagination Fragments of hope Dust of intention How heavy they are! Lifeless loads Burdens of brokenness Jars of salt water We thirst But what’s the cost? To lay them down To account the loss To grieve what’s gone Drink deeply A draught of new dreams Not from a native stream But flowing from a vernal source The One among you still Collapse lays the ground Tilled and turned over Opened and freed To drink and dream again
This poem was written after meditating on Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 42, and John 4:1-42. Again, much thanks to the folks at Every Moment Holy and the reading and reflection prompts in their 2023 Lenten Journal.