I dreamed the other night of a time long ago,
When the air sang of hymns and the Herald of spring,
Enigma adventures and the facets of Eden
Glared broader and beckoned the villagers home,
The lanterns of poor and humble folk shined
Brighter than beacons on every stone tower,
And dawn followed bellbirds sighing queer and coy,
For the King and his might came dressed for a feast,
Chrysalis of green turned gaudy and bold in
The rising of sunlight revering deeply to all,
I peered through the mire the look of childhood joy,
These hills can speak a passage by sight and by sound,
The bristles in yearning for someone like me while
The golden streams poured of credence and bloom,
No serpentine man would ever betoken,
Such dappled things in a wayward dream,
But years have passed and I have seen
Such mercy in these streets of Seville,
I dream of the King in conscious state,
I rue the dawn when I must awake.


Photography © Glenn Bowie


Alex R. Encomienda is a writer living in Arizona. He has taken several writing classes and has been taught by several authors and journalists. He is an author of poetry and fantasy short stories published online as well. He was an avid reader since he was a child and started writing since he was ten years old. Today Alex continues to write and read poetry as he ventures on his creative path.

Glenn Bowie is a published poet, lyricist and photographer from the Boston area. He also owns and operates an elevator company that supplies custom-built elevators for clients from New England to Hollywood. Author of two poetry and photograph collections (Under the Weight of Whispers and Into the Thorns and Honey) on Big Table Publishing, he donates all profits from his books to various charities for the homeless and local animal shelters. Glenn is also the official photographer for the Newton Writing and Publishing Center.