Monday, December 2, 2013

Lost Dreams--By Gert W. Knop--Germany

Lost Dreams

When mind wanders,
and travels with the soul
thoughts wait for answers.
Abysses there,
where once were forests and life,
now only bare land remains.
Lost like future dreams,
and frozen as autumn leaves
in early winter.

Gert W. Knop, born in 1943, studies art and tropical agriculture in Germany and Scotland (University of Edinburgh). He has lived in many different countries and writes mainly in German, English and Spanish. He currently resides in Zittau (Saxony), Germany.


  1. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    Gert - just love this

  2. Gert, I really liked this thought provoking poem. The analogies are very interesting.

  3. Gert--The picture your last three lines give is gorgeous.

  4. Very nice like the feel of this. well done best wishes. Peter Dome.

  5. Gert, very nicely written poem.

    -MJ, Owner / Editor
    Creative Inspirations Poetry Publication

  6. Very ephemeral writing Gert. rgds Brian

  7. Dear Gert, Very beautiful imagery in this thought-provoking poem. When I look at all the closed malls that remain where forests once grew, I get this feeling of "lost dreams." Brilliant! Love, Carolyn Devonshire

  8. Dear Gert,

    I really liked how you portrayed "lost dreams" in your poem and how they end up when one has given up on them. Very thought provoking indeed. Thank you for sharing.

    Sandra Stefanowich