SLEEP, JUST A DREAM

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A troubled mind leaves no room for sleep.

SLEEP! JUST A DREAM

The night is chill, deep and dark,
All rapt and serene though not me.
A little pigeon cuddling in the bark,
Beside its mother proves its glee.

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waking and tinkling at the night's alarm,
In through the pane, peeps the moon's ray.
Star light and stillness give a hypnotic charm,
In mental fog, here do I lay.

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Ominous shadows, fiery ghosts show big face,
The major life's trauma, fatal torment so deep.
In fretful frenzy yet do I pace,
Depressed with solitude with none to weep.

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O sleep! a welcome guest for the weary bands,
The poor man's wealth, a solace to man's heart,
You entangle the old , the infants of all lands,
Why so partial and forsake me apart?

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O sleep! a little roof of dreams,
Girdle me whose heart is torn.
Move not thy heavenly grace as streams,
Come, linger in me where grief is born.

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O sleep! a good tribute shall I pay,
Than all the cherubs can lend.
For all I ask is your gentle long stay,
And mettle to meet the silent end..


Submitted: December 09, 2012

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Buffershaker

Beautifully written poem which flowed majestically from the first stanza to the last.I was so impressed with your cultivated imaginative descriptive words which seemed effortless to read and left me with a mellow thought.

Mon, December 10th, 2012 3:29pm

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Thanks Eileen for ur comments. Ur poems too impress me a lot. And as a token of appreciation I have added ur poem to my reading list.

Mon, December 10th, 2012 8:16am

Entity

Very well written. A calming imagery makes this poem one that I won't soon forget. Keep writing.

Mon, December 10th, 2012 6:11pm

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Thanks for the compliment.

Tue, December 11th, 2012 1:00am

pretty blue

excellent and praiseworthy. The emotional feeling of despair is seen all through the poem. Well done. Touching poem to linger in my mind for long.

Wed, December 12th, 2012 11:06am

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Thank u.

Wed, December 12th, 2012 7:33am

thumblina

lovly

Fri, December 14th, 2012 7:06am

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thanks.

Fri, December 14th, 2012 6:27am

Arid Land Kate

Wow this...this is incredible! Your stanzas travelled more naturally then the oceans waves and it was 12 times as majestic and beautiful (Sorry I make weird comparisons like this a lot). If you think you want a change in career, give up the dayjob and become a poet!

Sun, December 16th, 2012 4:30am

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ha ha. thanks for ur compliments. In fact ur comparisons are lovelier than my verses. It means a lot to me. thank u .

Sat, December 15th, 2012 8:45pm

Julie March

I liked the rhyming scheme so much, as well as the almost pleading you were doing just to be able to sleep. This was very beautiful.

Sun, December 16th, 2012 4:07pm

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thank u .

Sun, December 16th, 2012 8:32am

LaceyGerardMonroe

Well done real nice poem

Mon, December 17th, 2012 1:23pm

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Thank you.

Mon, December 17th, 2012 4:17pm

Sultry Alice

I love your poetic wording and still how clear your message is. You are very insightful, taking into account not only your won views but how others relate to sleep. I loved the lines "A poor mans weatlth... and the line after that. In fact that whole stanza is amazing!

Thanks for shring this, I really love it.

On a side note, I hope your health improves!
Best wishes from me.

Mon, December 17th, 2012 5:43pm

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so kind of you, Alice. Your caring words mean a lot. Thanks for liking it.

Mon, December 17th, 2012 4:01pm

glitter snow426

oh wow, awesome very cool, cleverly done!!! Love this SPECTACULAR WORK! so glad I dropped by

Tue, December 18th, 2012 3:39pm

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Thanks a lot for ur comments. happy to receive such hearty compliments and love.

Tue, December 18th, 2012 7:57am

sleepingwithsirens

It was really good :) and thank you for the comment on my poem!

Wed, December 19th, 2012 1:23am

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Thank you.

Thu, December 20th, 2012 6:50am

brucek

really, really nice. you mellowed out your rhyming with you alternating scheme. you did a wonderful job here. you have skill and talent. have you ever played with approximate rhymes? just a thought, from one poet to another. since you rhyme so well, this is a technique that will more than double your options, and allow you to perfect your word choices. it's something you might want to experiment with. well done!

Wed, December 19th, 2012 4:20pm

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Thanks a lot sir for ur valuable advice. Yea I have tried approximate rhymes. Will post a poem soon. It is a pleasure and pride to receive appreciation from great experienced writers.
Thank u.

Thu, December 20th, 2012 6:48am

ReneRSalmon

Nicely written. majestic and relaxing to the mind.

Wed, December 19th, 2012 11:11pm

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Thanks a lot.

Thu, December 20th, 2012 7:01am

shaleheen

Dear Angelin,
you have an inner eye that influence you to imagine such a beautiful imagery dream. I really happy that god give you that much power. you are a complete poetic heart...
Keep penned...
KMU..
--Shaleheen

Fri, December 21st, 2012 10:08am

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Thanks Shaleheen for ur positive uplifting comments.

Fri, December 21st, 2012 5:48am

Stormbird Throneshaker

Your words flow like a gentle mountain stream! Excellent poem!

Sat, December 22nd, 2012 1:03am

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Thanks a lot for ur compliments. Glad to get such a positive feedback for my work.

Sat, December 22nd, 2012 7:36am

Gagan

Beautiful...and so nicely penned down...You sure have a talent and immense class in your writing. Words, like these come from heart and you have a very creative, imaginative, deep thinking 'Heart'... Well Done!

Sun, December 23rd, 2012 9:10am

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Thanks a lot for ur uplifting compliment. It is rel source of encouragement to pen more. Thanks for ur kind review.

Sun, December 23rd, 2012 2:06am

smruti

outstanding...loved every bit o the poem...strong word combination to make he poem deep is being used beautifully.flow was pretty good...loved it..

Sun, December 23rd, 2012 3:18pm

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Thanks a lot for sparing ur time and passing a positive feedback.

Sun, December 23rd, 2012 7:50am

sherry1

Beautifully written. This flows so smoothly, but at the same time is full of deep, heartfelt emotion. Excellent work. :) Sherry

Sun, December 23rd, 2012 6:32pm

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Thanks a lot sherry for ur loving compliments. Happy Christmas.

Tue, December 25th, 2012 12:54am

Laura DeWinter

"And mettle to meet the silent end" is a powerful way to end a poem, I must say. I enjoyed this.

Tue, December 25th, 2012 3:44pm

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Thanks a lot. Glad that u liked it.

Tue, December 25th, 2012 8:43am

attanasio

It is the real thinkers in this world that lie restless at night begging for a respite from their minds. You capture this very well in your poem. I love the rods you choose to bring your message to life. very poetic indeed.

Tue, December 25th, 2012 4:30pm

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Thanks for ur kind review.

Tue, December 25th, 2012 8:41am

attanasio

I meant words not rods, my fingers are stiff some mornings nad have a mind of their own!

Tue, December 25th, 2012 4:32pm

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No problem. I was able to make it out . At times I too make a slip .

Tue, December 25th, 2012 8:45am

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