The Forgotten Fleeting Thoughts

Dory from Pixar

Dory from Pixar

 You appeared at night
The final moments before sleep
Too late to write you down
Yet I am confident
That you will see the sun

Except that you are gone
A sense of loss
Tickling at my brain
Phantoms of an idea
That may never return

I shall mourn the vanished
As I continue through the day
Until part of it returns
Before I fall asleep
And leaves by dawn again

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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8 Responses to The Forgotten Fleeting Thoughts

  1. L. Marie says:

    The same thing has happened to me sooo many times! I have a good dream that I think would make a nice story or I have a thought about how to fix a scene. Then boom. I wake up, totally forgetting the dream or the idea.


    • This is why I try not to get my hopes up with dreams. I’m always told to keep pen and paper nearby, but there’s a flaw in that plan. I have to be awake enough to remember them and not be drawn into the dream and sleep. Suddenly jolting myself awake can really do a number on the cycle.

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  2. So true. Ideas pop in and out so fast. Wish I could record them.


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