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Prompt: The Music of Dreams

TOMAS TRANSTRÖMER

I’d love to make a prompt inspired by Nobel prize-winning poet Tomas Transtromer. It could be a music prompt, but to do so would be wholly incomplete — as to sit down for a first piano lesson and attempt to play Mozart. But maybe we could attempt Haydn instead?

Let’s call the prompt The Music of Dreams.

Transtromer’s thoughts often emerge from sleep. I imagine him with a notepad by the bed, scribbling thoughts in midnight moonlight — ideas that were vague feelings in the daytime are now full verses…

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