This poem was actually a description of waking up at dawn and hearing the first robin song of the day. It was July 25th on my daughter's birth day. People often read different meanings into this poem. It quite literally was about a recurring dream of another place. Whenever I had the dream, I would feel that I had returned to a familiar place, like a forgotten memory. The poem was written in 1985 (+/-). The image was finally captured this past October.