Category: dreams

“The dream shows the inner truth and reality of the patient as it really is: not as I conjecture it to be, and not as he would like it to be, but as it is.”

C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections

The dreams get stranger 

and stronger until they are 

no longer the dreams. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

The first clue that I’m 

having a nightmare is my 

father’s quick reply. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Here and there float dreams 

that have nothing to do with 

their dreamers at all. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

The only parts of 

the dream that matter are the 

ones memory says. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Once his wife betrays 

him in a dream he feels glad 

to not have married. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Again, I dream of 

my father, who tells me he 

dreams of UFOs. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

No dream turns out more 

than half-remembered, or, in 

fact, more than half-dreamed. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

The only trouble 

with daydreams is when they end 

up taking decades. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer

Their love affair lasts 

only until the one of 

them dreaming wakes up. 

—Red Leaf Haiku by © John Clark Helzer