"A night to slumber"

"A night to slumber"

A Poem by Picture of Poetry
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A persons dream of the night dream...

"

My eyes are heavy,

and I am so tired that

I can't even chew my dinner,

so I shall skip it.

I have a mental picture

of my bed in my head.

A sudden song loops through

my ears and I feel

as light as a bird;

as though I could fly

to the sky,

and never come down.

I could lay my head upon

the soft clouds

and dream my drowsy dreams

of wonder and dismay.

A song is being played

by a golden harp

and it numbs me so.

I want so much

to rest and slumber for now,

but I am afraid,

that I will never awaken if I do.

I fear that I will sleep

and awaken in the heavens

above greeted by angles

and their glowing smiles.

I know that that would be wonderful

but I do not wish for it

just yet.

I walk to my bed, and

I lay down my head,

and I slowly close my eyes

and fall into a sleep.

For this is a night to slumber,

forever on.

© 2008 Picture of Poetry


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What a pretty interpretation of sleep (and symbolically - death) - the idea that nothing could be more pleasing in the world than falling asleep forever~ I really loved the lines, "I want so much / to rest and slumber for now, / but I am afraid, / that I will never awaken if I do." Your longing for rest is evident in lines such as these. Great job. =)


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What a pretty interpretation of sleep (and symbolically - death) - the idea that nothing could be more pleasing in the world than falling asleep forever~ I really loved the lines, "I want so much / to rest and slumber for now, / but I am afraid, / that I will never awaken if I do." Your longing for rest is evident in lines such as these. Great job. =)


Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really liked the flow to this piece. It carried you through it and really tied the piece together.
"I want so much
to rest and slumber for now,
but I am afraid,
that I will never awaken if I do.
I fear that I will sleep
and awaken in the heavens"

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sometimes that sounds just wonderful, awakening in heaven...

jkb

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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