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In Fields of Dreams, I Wander All Alone

By Shubhay Mishra
Posted on April 1, 2023
Cover Image Title: Field of Dreams
Cover Image by: zathan
Classification: Digital
Specifications: 1880 px X 2480 px
Year: 2023

In fields of dreams, I wander all alone,

Where shadows fall, and secrets are unspoken,

A silent breeze, it guides me to unknown.

A place where time, it seems to stand still,

And memories, they linger in the air,

In fields of dreams, I wander all alone.

Where doubts and fears, they disappear at will,

And worries fade, without a single care,

A silent breeze, it guides me to unknown.

The stars they shine, with brilliance so full,

A symphony of light, a wondrous show,

In fields of dreams, I wander all alone.

A silent breeze, it guides me to unknown,

In fields of dreams, I wander all alone.


This poem is about the speaker’s experience wandering in a place of dreams, where shadows fall and secrets are left unspoken. The speaker describes this place as one where time seems to stand still, memories linger in the air, doubts and fears disappear at will, and worries fade without care. This place of dreams is an ideal place with no presence of the stressors of the real world that many people open their eyes to every day. The speaker describes their dream experience as a wondrous show, creating a feeling of deep elation. The poem is written in a villanelle form, which consists of five three-line stanzas and a final four-line stanza, with the first and third lines of the first stanza repeated alternately as the final line of the subsequent stanzas and forming a couplet at the end. The use of this structure is on two levels: the simplistic rhyme scheme and refrain give the poem a re-ordering effect, where the same line is used in a different context, giving each individual refrain a greater sense of depth and dimension. It represents both the simplistic euphoria of dreams and its great significance for the speaker.

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[Writing Editor: Kimberly Nguyen]


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