By considering dream consciousness
a higher state of being
we are forced to imagine
a whole range of conscious experience
beyond that which might
otherwise be conceived.
How should this landscape
How can such mountainous
terrain be scaled?
We must regard mankind as a seed.
As both the proponent and the vehicle
of a qualitative change in being.
Let the seed grow into a tree
that its branches might shelter
those brightly plumed birds of paradise
for a space and, perchance, encourage them to roost.