Dorothy’s Dream

Dream Art

Dorothy’s Dream


OZ is such a mystical place

For someone lost alone.

With wonders and evil to face

Find the wizard, the Munchkins sing,

Will help to resolve everything.

Find the wizard,

Find the wizard,

Dorothy’s homeward hope it can bring

OZ is such a mystical place,

Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion,

Down the trail together they race.

Yellow brick road they’re on.

Four friends rush, in search to obtain

Their lost home, heart, courage, and brain.

Yellow brick road,

Yellow brick road,

Dorothy wants to get home again.

OZ is such a mystical place,

Wizard wishes abound.

A world to follow dreams you chase.

What’s really most profound,

Always had them, just didn’t know.

And, we don’t have too far to go

Always had them,

Always had them,

Chase those dreams, and go with the flow.


Author Notes

The Wizard of OZ is a classic and favority movie for many. I’ll be taking my grandson to see the Great and Powerful Oz movie soon, and it got my Muse going on this Oz theme.

In the Original movie, Dorthy dreams of this mystical place with wizards and witches, and three unusual friends, all searching for something. In the main story they all find out that they didn’t need a Wizard’s magic, they already possessed what they sought. Then Dorthy’s wish to go home is met, when she finds it was just a dream. I tried to capture some of it in this poem.

This Poem is a Trijan Refrain. This is my first attempt at it. I hope I got it right.

The Trijan Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of three 9-line stanzas, for a total of 27 lines. Line 1 is the same in all three stanzas, although a variation of the form is not to repeat the same line at the beginning of each stanza. In other words, the beginning line of each stanza can be different. The first four syllables of line 5 in each stanza are repeated as the double-refrain for lines 7 and 8. The Trijan Refrain is a rhyming poem with a set meter and rhyme scheme as follows:
Rhyme scheme: a/b/a/b/c/c/d,d refrain of first 4 syllables of line five /c
Meter: 8/6/8/6/8/8/4,4 refrain/8

The artwork is courtesy of Microsoft ClipArt.

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