Dare I dream what’s not been done?
Have dreams brighter than the sun?
Dare I think what’s not been thought?
What has dreaming ever brought?
Everything great or ambitious.
Every victory propitious
Every dish that is delicious
every book, true or fictitious.
Dare I dream it, dare I write
words that paint and words that fight,
words, like fiery bombshells, hurled-
words that could ignite the world.
Dare I journey to the stars?
Walk upon the dust of Mars?
Dare I paint the stars anew
hung from trees like silver dew.
Exploding different colored light
casting wishes in the night,
to a soaring silver sea
of ideas fiery and new.
Dare I with black, bleeding ink
make some reader pause and think?
Dare I dream what is absurd?
Dare I write a single word.