To dream of death signifies fear
of the unknown. Dandelions
tell of a lover’s
infidelities. Towers and steeples
are signs of ill omen.
To avoid nightmare, sleep
with a stone under your pillow.
The ring-tailed dove
must not be crossed with the crow
or harm approaches.
To see rivers in flood
means death by drowning, and roses
financial ruin. Anything blue
is an excellent omen
for childbirth. Pearls bring sickness.
Falling from a high place
indicates a stranger’s treachery
and carrying milk
a long-held dream fulfilled. But
to dream of milk spilt
is to suffer love unrequited.
From Camper Van Blues (Salt Publishing).