Fields Of Sleep

Fields Of Sleep

A Poem by Alan S Jeeves

The winds come to me from the fields of sleep
Where dreams are blown out of the shallow hills
And I, in my solitude, do rejoice
As I take my comfort within their voice
Which visits me as the cool evening stills
And is rinsed by raindrops that mildly weep.

Gone is the rainbow and tincture of day
Lost in the clouds as they swim in the air
And I, in my quietness, drift afar
By merely the light of a silver'd star
Where only the souls of the sleeping dare
Seek a place that is distant - far away.

In the deepest of night, the dead of dark,
When the silent shadows hide from the light
For, shadows are secrets mellowed by age
And, ages are timeless, robbed of their rage,
And rage is bewildered, lost in the night
Yet, still sighs its echo deafingly stark.

Where is the morning to dazzle and glow ?
Where are the sunbeams to fever the heart ?
Yes! morning will come, as sure as the winds,
When the grey of the dusk slowly rescinds
And the fields of sleep will fleetly depart
And the dreams of the hills aimlessly go.



© 2022 Alan S Jeeves


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Really well done - the end-rhymes flowed naturally and I found none forced nor the syntax twisted into end-rhyme pretzels.

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Alan S Jeeves

1 Week Ago

Hi W. Thanks for your review. I was so pleased to receive those wonderful words. Kind regards, Alan
great personification, the winds do speak..the shadows do hide,
I like the use of fever as an infinitive...
Like Chris, I ,too, really enjoyed the vocabulary.....except for one word she really liked and I don't--that is "tincture" but only because it reminds me of being a little kid and getting a cut...and my mom or dad would but tincture of merthiolade on the wound, and damn that stung worse than the cut.
but yes, Reading you is a joy.
j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Alan S Jeeves

1 Week Ago

Hey Jacob, good to hear from you. I am so pleased that you enjoyed 'most' of 'Fields of Sleep' and s.. read more
This is lovely. You take us from the evening into the dark of night then, into the waking morning. Interesting rhyme scheme. I haven't seen many poems with this scheme. I'm so glad I took the time to read this. Thank you! Temp

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Alan S Jeeves

1 Week Ago

Hello Temperance. First of all I thank you for taking the time to read 'Fields of Sleep'. The rhymin.. read more
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I love this. Your words echo and coo and delight the heart.

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Alan S Jeeves

1 Week Ago

Thanks for your wonderful review Cherrie. I was so pleased to switch on and find it waiting for me t.. read more
Very much enjoyed Alan, particularly the interesting rhyme scheme and some of my favourite poetic words like rinsed, tincture, mellowed. As an insomniac Fields of Sleep certainly appeals. So finely crafted and appreciated by this reader.

Chris

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Alan S Jeeves

1 Week Ago

abccba is one of my favourite rhyming schemes Chris. One can get a lot into each stanza using it. In.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

I like the idea of abccba Alan. It works well.

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Added on June 22, 2022
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Tags: sleep, dreams.solitude, raindrops, rainbow, quietness, shadows, morning, sunbeams

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Alan S Jeeves
Alan S Jeeves

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom



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I live among the Pennine Hills near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England. I was, though, born in Nelson, Lancashire., England. My days are spent writing, arranging and playing music - and also writing .. more..

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