March 8, 2016

In the Realm of Dreams by Richard Schnap

Graveyards are gardens
Where the dead are planted
To bloom in better worlds

Gardens are temples
Where the faithful flowers
Sing hymns to the sun

Temples are oceans
Where the lighthouse of deities
Guides the lost through life’s storms

Oceans are highways
Where the counsel of stars
Leads the homeless back home

Highways are stories
Where travelers find endings
Unmarked on any map

And stories are graveyards
Where epics are concluded
As new ones begin

Richard Schnap is a poet, songwriter and collagist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His poems have most recently appeared locally, nationally and overseas in a variety of print and online publications.


  1. A meaningful poem and the format was enjoyable. How true the ending,
    " where epics are concluded/As new ones begin.

  2. This form is excellent and I love the images too.