Last night I dreamt

Johannes Beilharz

Last night I dreamt


Last night I dreamt

that somebody loved me

– The Smiths


It was an intense black-and-white



Whoever loved me did not

reveal herself, but I knew

it was an older woman, black-haired,

visible more like a shadow under

a tree for a fleeting moment


I knew more about the tree –

it was a birch, it had that striped

trunk of birches and their whispy

branches, bare


as it is winter


I lay awake for some time

after this dream, wondering

what had taken me away

to a cold nordic place,


that much I knew, and to

someone’s unrevealed longing


– Johannes Beilharz (© 2023)


Published on April 18th, 2023




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