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Placid Nightmare Revealed Me A Truth

Placid Nightmare Revealed Me A Truth

written by: Aurora Kastanias


Time and again when I close my eyes
Morpheus decides to carry me
To a familiar place a cliff, white rocks
An endless sea, afore me reflecting

Refracting light beams in all directions
Whilst to my sight there is just one,
An enticing horizon calling out, my name.

My closest friends and family seated around me
On lower planes seem to gaily laugh away

As I spot threatening white mighty waves,
Relentlessly approaching towards my silence
I witness them abduct a person at the time
Mercilessly gulping each into nothingness

Disappearance. A glimpse of consciousness
Impelling me to react in fear sadness and horror
Is quelled by the sincerity of my oneiric sentiments.

To my surprise only peace and tranquillity
As if anything that happens simply follows

An ethereal flow, time and again sparking life
A flicker under the impulse of an endless flux
And reflux extinguishing it in darkness
Only to evolve and continue, navigating through

Calm waters and raging cascades rendering
Even a nightmare a pleasant dream,

For the truth I recognise it conceals.

Aurora Kastanias

Aurora Kastanias

Born from a Greek, British, Ghanaian father and a Persian mother, I grew up in Rome, where my parents fled to during the Iranian Revolution. The passion for the art of writing led me to earn a Baccalaureate in Literature, being ever since influenced by French 17th and 18th century authors.
While studying for my BA in Business Administration, at an American University in Rome, I further got enchanted by 19th century existential authors as well as European ‘absurdism’ and the Theatre of the Absurd.
It was only after my MBA that I started writing more seriously, giving space to my true passions. In recent years I have written two existential novels in Italian. In recent months I have started studing astrophysics and writing poems in english, which finally brings me here.
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