J Ann Crowder

Sleepless, I am
 
As a breathless, stainless night taps to the rhythm of my clock's shapeless rocking, tick-tocking—he hangs on my stiff, pale wall
 
Noises of my house awaken
 
My pillow is a rock beneath my restless head
 
Dreams awaite me, sifting through dark’s oasis of fleeting stars
 
A moon rests his round chin upon my windowsill
 
A night owl, perched upon his shadowed kingdom, sings an echoing hoot
 
Sky’s celestial slumber gazes down upon nature's floor with a quiet reverence—Her eyes are earth's night lights glowing and gleaming with luster
 
A gallant wind causes a faint, gentle rapping at my door
 
Night creatures scurry amongst long-necked trees dropping bronzy, stale leaflets
 
Though I long for sleep, I bask in the art unhinged by a sun’s temporary disappearance

Written June 3rd, 2017. I couldn't sleep.

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Nelson D Reyes
about 4 years

Indeed it's a celestial canvas the sky is when the Sun hides and the Moon is New. Last night Jupiter was hanging around the waxing moon and not too far was a faint red dot Mars. Fascinating!
Thank you Jennifer for sharing your dreams and sleepless nights!
Loved this one.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
about 4 years

Thank you Nelson!

Barb Clarke
about 4 years

Sometimes the jewels of the night sky are worth a sleepless night of gazing! Another beautiful poem
J. Ann.

J Ann Crowder
J Ann Crowder
about 4 years

Thank you Barb!!!

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