Sunday, September 7, 2014

Prophetic Dream--By David Austin--United States

Prophetic Dream

On the outskirts,
Framed on either side
By a farm house      a barn
I discovered this winding path

It is early autumn
The trees about the house
Are full of lingering gold
Various harvest implements are seen
A silo rises in the foreground
With a tool shed beside
And the receding meadow beyond – cut
       in two by the path – a luscious green

Far distant is a dense, black forest fronting
       purpled mountains
I am just past my 85th birthday
And the mysterious future, creeping ever
       closer, much on my mind
The dream vision is so colorful      so clear
That when I awake
I must just lie still and wonder

David Austin is professional violinist and teacher, who communicates through poetry. He has played with the Cincinnati Symphony, taught at Colorado College and various public schools. He is a published author, who has been writing poetry and novels for over 40 years. His pride and joy is a shelter in which he feeds and cares for animals.  David is a member of Poetry Soup.


  1. I live near a farm, one I can recall from the early days of my youth. The place has undergone a great deal of transition, but I can still see it as it was back then. As such, I can relate to this descriptive poem, and it enlightens me.

  2. I love the descriptiveness of this poem. Reminds me of the style of the old Chinese poets. I also like the way it is structured. Wonderful poetry

  3. Wow. Very powerful. Love it, especially the last line. Nice work, David. Thanks for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. Our thoughts must be running in the same direction as of late David. Dreams so vivid do make us lie and wonder. Thanks for sharing your talent in this well written and picturesque poem. I really enjoyed reading it.

  5. Dear Daver,

    I enjoy the way you describe the farm in autumn, especially "Far distant is a dense, black forest fronting purpled mountains."

    As we get older, this image seems to grow closer, but I want you to stay around for a while, my friend.

    Sending hugs to you,

  6. For me, a morning poem. Beautifully put together. A tapestry of experience. Thank you for sharing. Ralph

  7. Your poem spills out much strength and great visuals and imagery! Like a beautiful and elegant painting from one's soul........ Sheri /