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(8 September 1940 / Brooklyn, New York)

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Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens

Last night I dreamed of chickens,
there were chickens everywhere,
they were standing on my stomach,
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  • * Sunprincess * (4/5/2014 7:51:00 PM)

    .......love these lines...gave me a big smile...I could actually picture eggs on top of you....
    ~for as far as I could see...
    when I woke today, I noticed
    there were eggs on top of me.

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  • Goldheart Bird (10/7/2013 1:51:00 PM)

    I love almost ALL of Jack Prelutsky's poems! This is a funny one I love! : d Lovei t!

  • Alistair Graham (10/7/2013 3:26:00 AM)

    Maybe Jack is moving
    in his mind,
    away from flesh,
    imprisonment,
    illness,
    cruelty,
    slaughter,
    towards vegetarianism

  • Jayne Davies (10/7/2013 12:31:00 AM)

    Very funny and quirky poem, I love it!

  • Joey Tan (2/17/2012 4:09:00 AM)

    Humorous and interesting poem indeed! Your dream came true! :)

  • Natasha Zeb (1/20/2012 10:11:00 PM)

    adding to Milti Symeonoglou's assessment,
    the eggs might symbolize that after such dreams one definitely has time enough to avert a future tragedy, if used wisely.

  • Rita Cerniglia (3/13/2010 3:09:00 PM)

    Were you visiting Arkansas when you dreamt of chickens, I wonder? Being the 'chicken capitol' (thanks to Tyson) I often dream of chickens and see eggs first thing in the morning too. Thanks for sharing your charming wit, it makes me smile.

  • Ewa Espling (8/21/2009 2:06:00 PM)

    what is a dream and what is real....... we all live in our own dream world.... its so amazing







    who can tell what is a dream or not... we all live in our own dreamworld...its a lovely lovely poem....

  • Dylan Oppedahl (7/14/2009 2:23:00 PM)

    Some poems do have a hidden meaning. But don't think this one does. I think it was meant to make people smile. Poems like these are never really accepted as masterpieces because they aren't depressing.

  • Milti Symeonoglou (1/15/2009 10:08:00 PM)

    I could be wrong but i think it means that whoever is dreaming sees a ton of problems in every part of his house (figurative-the world) but when he wakes up he sees the eggs (the starting signs of the problems to come/Or it could be that he sees the aftermath of the world's problems and has a small waiting period in between two large catastrophes.)

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