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A Precis in Abridgement

A healing journey in dream.

By Novel AllenPublished 10 days ago β€’ Updated 10 days ago β€’ 3 min read
Top Story - June 2024

i have become a sojourner in this multi-dimensional world of virtue and temptation and within which a floral garden is wonderful, for here, beauty thrives ...untamed and free...gentle golden butterflies flitter with each breath sweetly taken...cleansing gasps greet the lungs with the purest of oxygenated bliss...

my dreams compose themselves in musical chapters of a symphony each night

somewhere between light and shadow...where the 'sw shetani' devil lurks in silhouette...a cunning vile serpent awaits eagerly, darkly smiling, it dreams in twilight hopes of offering the poisoned fruit to unsuspecting, wary souls...temptingly cloaks itself in radiant beauty as it silently watches me approach

this utopian paradise exists as a wild place...naked and raw in its virginal is splendidly adorned in the magnificent tranquility of nature...a grand place which beckons us to come hither and walk among the essence of its Eden-like salubrity...covertly, knowingly, I still keep an eye out for that treacherous devil snake, ever lurking in the shadows...waiting to rear its seductive venomous fangs to beguile the unsuspecting, innocent...and the not so chaste

within this idyllic haven i wander and wonder... "could i make a living walking among the trees"...i could live here forever...where the winsome whistles of lovely faraway birds promise safety as they sing songs to my furrowed brows...

my searching feet take small intrepid steps on rain-glazed rocks...I tread carefully, lest i fall...and giddily skip lightly over puddles now saucers of water for the romping animals on the forest floor...i exhale prayers and inhale fruity fragrances of floral promises ...ensconced betwixt each molecule is a balm to render me wholesome again..

my broken wings are held aloft by angels conjured by light, whose halos shine brightly atop the canopy of verdant abundant beauty high above the trees...mayhap tis but my imagination...for the golden sunlight plays tricks amidst the branches and leaves of nature's gift of harmonious symphonies and one sees the holy divine with outstretched arms of warmth, peace and serenity...

i begin to blossom from dark into light

as dream's chapters unfold with the serene passing of each shrouded and mysterious night

the trees are calling my name...i stop to listen...the words echo, carried by the wind in the willows and open spaces

the crown of glory above my upturned inner eye propels me forward...healing my spirit and soul as i merge with the oneness of my sojourn amongst the trees...healing begins..........

peace seeps in, blessing me with abundance like the earth freshly bathed after weeks of rain...the insides of me slowly being cleansed with life-giving flowing waters of purity...the wrinkled fires of insecurity and doubt melt away like freshly pressed summer frocks made up of flowery pictures where butterflies and bees flock thinking the blossoms real to yield them sweet honey

they know not that I but simply they await to suckle from the teats of nature's bounteous gift of floral nectar delight

we move in non-human friends and me...the trees...the land...the forest...bees and butterflies...each existing in perfect musical harmony with creation...

we are one.......and at peace!!!

i awaken each morn...giddily awaiting the moment in which i again sleep and dream of my paradise...last night's chapter was surely strange

'paradise it wrote...can be found on the street of abridgement'...strange name for a street...i mused

the neon sign held aloft above the busy highway read

"paradise can be found in abridgement...idyllic homes for sale"...surely this is a miracle...can this be true

half a day's drive and there it was...the most beautiful garden i had ever seen...the one in my dreams...and a house so perfect

one final dream showed me the promise of that which was to come

i found my way in dreamed chapters of promised precis'

all culminating in the beautiful garden of abridgement



FantasyStream of ConsciousnessFable

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Novel Allen

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~~ Rabindranath Tagore~~

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Comments (25)

  • Donna Fox (HKB)6 days ago

    A belated congrats on Top Story!! I loved your use of imagery to paint such a beautiful picture of the garden, such a great take on the 3AM challenge!!

  • Jonathan Apollo7 days ago

    As usual, I am inspired by your work and the way you see this world. Another well-deserved Top Story. Congrats, Novel!

  • ROCK 9 days ago

    Impressive piece dabbled in detailed wonder. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Ameer Bibi9 days ago

    A fabulous piece of writing Many many congratulations On TS

  • Caroline Jane9 days ago

    So beautiful! Entrancing. When u read the trees call my name I nearly melted!

  • Whoaaaa, this was sooooo beautiful! I can see why this got a Top Story! Congratulations! πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠ

  • Kodah9 days ago

    Back to say congrats on top story!! πŸ’ŒπŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰

  • Paula R9 days ago

    A good dream! If only we can live there.

  • Andrea Corwin 9 days ago

    Beautiful! The β€œfinding way in dreamed chapters” is wonderful. Congratulations on TS πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

  • Hey Novel, congrats on your top story!

  • angela hepworth9 days ago

    This was so stunningly written! I’d love to enter into the world you created here!

  • Very good

  • The Dani Writer9 days ago

    Only one question...can we all live there? 😁😁😁 Top story kudos!

  • Cathy holmes10 days ago

    This is beautifully written. What a wonderful dream. Congrats on the TS.

  • Christy Munson10 days ago

    Congratulations on Top Story, Novel! πŸ₯³ Beautifully written. So poetic.

  • Such melodious imagery here! A deep and positive piece. Congrats on top story!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • This was such a soothing and thoughtful piece, it really made me feel good and energized about life for some reason! Excellent poetic writing here ❀️πŸ₯°β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ₯°β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜»πŸ˜»πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ‘πŸ‘

  • Remielyn Gracias10 days ago

    love it

  • Real Poetic10 days ago

    Amazing! Congratulations! πŸŽ‰

  • Shirley Belk10 days ago

    ethereal and a little frightening with the snake, but loved the promise of which is to come :)

  • Some great images, both verbally and visually

  • Kodah10 days ago

    The images are so mesmerizing, so is your piece! Incredibly done! πŸ’Œ

  • Wayne Limon10 days ago

    Really Charming <3

  • Hannah Moore10 days ago

    I once dreamt of a pair of short I then saw in the shop. Not quite the same...

  • Emil indw10 days ago

    I'm curious, what is about a beautiful place where there is something a trap? A house will sale? That's so make me a lot question πŸ˜†. I like this your work!

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