• By David B. Gosselin

Modern Dreams


The dreams I had have been forgotten now—

The dreams I once believed I knew were true—

The dreams I know will haunt me every day—

The dreams I dreamt about just yesterday—

The dreams I won’t forget to dream today—

The dreams that changed my every waking day—

The dreams I know will shape my future’s way—

The dreams I hope to tell someone someday—

The dreams I won’t forget to dream each day—

The dreams I’ll always be afraid to say—

The dreams I know I’ll wish for everyday—

The dreams I wish could somehow find their way—

The dreams I know I’ll dream of night and day—

The dreams so deep that I can never pray

To see the day when I would know just how to tell

These dreams that soar so high above all things

That we small specs might hope to see or say.


David Gosselin is a poet, translator, and linguist based in Montreal. He is the founder of The Chained Muse poetry website and the founder of the New Lyre Podcast. His first collection of poems is entitled Modern Dreams.