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WRITTEN VERSE

HAD I THE HEAVEN'S EMBRIODERD CLOTHS,
ENWROUGHT WITH GOLDEN AND SILVER LIGHT,
THE BLUE AND THE DIM AND THE DARK CLOTHS,
OF NIGHT AND LIGHT AND THE HALF LIGHT,
I WOULD SPREAD THE CLOTHS UNDER YOUR FEET,
BUT I, BEING POOR, HAVE ONLY MY DREAMS;
I HAVE SPREAD MY DREAMS UNDER YOUR FEET,
TREAD SOFTLY, BECAUSE YOU TREAD ON MY DREAMS.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS WRITTEN IN MY MOTHER'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK WHEN SHE WAS
VISITING ENGLAND IN 1937.

Where learned: ENGLAND

Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; SERIOUSNESS

James Callow Keyword(s): DREAMS ; FUNCTION ; METAPHOR ; POETIC DICTION ; REPETITION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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BLACK-AMERICAN BELIEF

IF A YOUNG MAN DREAMS THAT HE EATS
A PICKLE, HE WILL BE LOVED BY AN
OLDER, SOUR-TEMPERED WOMAN.

Where learned: ALABAMA

Keyword(s): DREAMS

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body

Date learned: 09-18-1985

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BELIEF

EATING A LARGE MEAL BEFORE BED CAUSES NIGHTMARES.

Submitter comment:

THERE MANY OTHER EXAMPLES OF HOW FOOD IS SUPPOSED TO AFFECT YOUR
SLEEP LIFE. THESE WOULD DWELL MORE ON SPECIFIC FOODS HOWEVER.
I SUSPECT THEY WERE PROBABLY STARTED BY SOMEBODY'S PARENTS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

Keyword(s): BODY ; DREAMS ; FOOD ; FUNCTION ; Nightmares ; SLEEP

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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Dream of fish

If you dream of fish a woman in your family is pregnant.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DREAMS ; FISH ; Portent ; PREDICTION ; PREGNANCY ; SIGN ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about animals

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