Annmarie Lockhart
and Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Bridget Fahey O’Brien
Castle From My Nightmare

Inspiration piece

Fragments of a Dream
By Annmarie Lockhart


locked in the turret

of a dark cold castle

made of rock thrown up

on the steep shore

of a raging sea


from the window I see

waves smash mineral dust

mad against jagged rock

and a ship, sailing closer

every night as I keep watch


I sleep in fitful dreams,

the noon sun slanted across

the room, the tower tumbles

to ruin on the shore as

I walk dressed in white


toward unknown days;

but always there’s the sea

pulling, pushing, mirroring

the pallid moon and rinsing

clean the memory from the dream



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  1. Posted June 1, 2010 at 9:43 pm | #

    Wow, great image and great poem. You two work well together. I think you must have known each other in a previous life.

  2. Posted June 2, 2010 at 3:42 am | #

    Bridget, you’re picture is striking. Annmarie, you must have conversations with the supernatural. How else can you write such haunting poems?

  3. Posted June 2, 2010 at 4:09 pm | #

    Amazing verse and art. Perfect combination.

  4. Posted June 2, 2010 at 5:27 pm | #

    Bridget, your pictures are always incredible. Such a gift!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Annmarie, your words continue to amaze. I look forward to everything you write. Wonderful job to the both of you!

  5. Posted June 3, 2010 at 1:42 am | #

    This truly is a haunting poem. I belong to a Dream Group and we could make much of this dream, but then you’ve surpassed what we could do.
    And the ‘castle’ just so right! Amazing!

  6. Posted June 3, 2010 at 1:49 am | #

    This truly is a haunting poem. You’re an awsome poet and I can see your vivid dream. And the ‘castle’ is so right! Amazing! Thank you for sharing.