Tuesday, September 22, 2020


 Tuesday Poetics, and we’re to be

inspired by the delightful surrealism

of Catrin Welz-Stein.  


Submitted to dVerse

September 22, 2020


Midnight epiphanies 

when the brain runs free

imagination unfettered

presents wonderful visions

of serendipity….

unlikely things in likely places

glorious in new surroundings

Why not cradle 

a swan in a hat, I say

let them all float off 

on a cloudy day



  1. Serendipity indeed! LOVE this! :) Sometimes, it is balm to the soul to just let the mind wander. And sometimes, the child in us can come out in the images we see. I do think in these trying times, it is good to just let the mind wander to magical places :)

  2. Ah... the swan made me think of Lela though.

  3. This is beautiful, Bev! I love; "imagination unfettered presents wonderful visions of serendipity…." Yes!

  4. Love this! I smiled at the last stanza. I love the plethora of imagery there.

  5. I almost wrote to this one. Such a lovely picture! This line is magical: "unlikely things in likely places" ingredients that give serendipity its savor.

  6. I love the freedom of this... I say let it be!!!

  7. I think it's good to let the brain run free. One never knows what will be found.

  8. You captured this painting very well. I love the dream of unlikely things in likely places.

  9. You are the first poet to choose this image, and I love what you've done with it, celebrating the serendipitous power of dreams!

  10. Serendipity is one of my favourite words, Bev, and what a coincidence that you chose the image with a sawn – on my walk yesterday morning, where I saw quite a few ‘unlikely things in likely places’, I took a photo of a pair of swans in a stream! But I would not attempt to cradle a swan in a hat, they are vicious and all the swans in England belong to the Queen.

  11. This so good, I really enjoyed your poem, thank you. The two seem as though they always lived together.

  12. I love this. So much fun--midnight epiphanies. Why not? 😀

  13. Whimsical dreams can be a welcome change.

  14. Your poem (and the party hat) invoke a celebration, Bev!

  15. Unlikely things in likely places...what a great thought!