Monday, September 22, 2014

Tossing, Turning Night~

Smooth as deep mauve
   - murkiness, 
silence ....thereafter... 
make up a blanket of jet-black netting
around my bed every night....
I lie alone in the gorgeous setting 

Curtains flap... flirting with the breeze
Thin swishing sounds sound like 
   the sighs of spooks
I watch, 

       alert eyed...
Swinging moon
        dragging the tether
Stretches on my white bed...
 Night smiles in insouciance
I butt my head in all directions
And start counting .....

..............the dolphins on seas
                       the grazing flocks 
                            the meteor's pitter patter
Mind runs forward 

        from one end time
              To the other...
Sleep comes
Circling the final countdown-

I steer through beauteous dreams
© Me.

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  1. come the night sleep takes flight...."And start counting .....
    ..............the dolphins on seas
    the grazing flocks
    the meteor's pitter patter" dolphin and meteor images are exquisite...

  2. falling to sleep.. nice images...

  3. So beautiful...lovely imagery, and perfect thoughts for drifting into sleep.......

  4. How nicely you have described the long moments before the much awaited sleep finally descends steering one through beauteous dreams.It eludes some till dawn breaks.

    1. Thanks much, Parthasarathi...:)

  5. As someone who has bouts of insomnia periodically, usually in the middle of the night, I can totally relate to your poem - especially the different ways to find sleep. Very nicely expressed.

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    1. Thanks good to see you here :)

  7. Lovely as always. In the cloud of automobile smoke and haze rising as high as the high rise apartments, how many times do we see the moon these days?

    1. Very pleased to see you here, Indiawilds...Thanks a lot!! :)

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    1. So pleased to see you here always, McGuffy! Thank you.

  9. Hello Dear Panchali!
    I'm very sorry that I answer only now.
    I'm sorry, but I'm not available on Facebook.
    I do not have an account established.
    I am glad that you are using a picture bird blackbird as cover.
    It is very nice. I have no objections.
    I send kisses and greetings.
    Lucia-Maria of Polish.


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