Sunday, 21 February 2010

Insomnia

Awakened by aching
Echoed by music
Part of me crumples
At the centre of feeling.

Longing for earth,
Release
and peaceful sleep



In response to insomnia this weeks OSI prompt

12 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, for that rest. Your poem makes me think of Robert Frost's "To Earthward." A favorite. Thanks for this.

Pearl said...

like the urgency of rhythm in that first stanza, lovely strength.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

I can relate to your words...you expressed that feeling beautifully.

Stan Ski said...

Sometimes sleep seems so elusive.

mia said...

flowing and lyrcial.

SisterJulia said...

Just wow Sandy! I've never read Earthward before, it's beautiful, thank you for the introduction.

Urgency is a perfect word thank you Pearl, it's definitely difficult to sleep through!

Thankyou Sweetest in the Gale, I wish for the peace for us both then!

Far too! Stan, elusive whilst essential is not a good mix!

Thank you Mia :)

Amity said...

Sleeplessness makes me sick, why is it so hard to have it when i needed it most?

well said dear!

Jim said...

No I would argue with your poet/writer as far as it goes with the 'longing for earth.' if you meant six feet under.
My shoulder wakes me up after an hour or two due to pain. It was my best sleeping side too.
Sometimes I go back to sleep and sometimes I don't and sometimes the TV (music??) puts me to sleep and other times it keeps me awake.
Getting old is not fun and I know it will be worse. Within ten +/- years I expect to be blind, my dad and all the males in my line were. But please no dirt over me until it is 'natual causes' and God's will.
So please tell your 'poet' to hang in there! :)
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Felicity said...


Part of me crumples
At the centre of feeling.
is just pure genius.
Lovely work.

SisterJulia said...

Thank you Amity...I wish you peaceful sleep!

Jim! no, no ,no for sure! Life is too exciting and gorgeous to ever wish a second away! My poet self speaks of earth as in earthing the electrical energy, releasing through connection.
Hope that reassures you :)

SisterJulia said...

Felicity :)

Thank you for you generous comment! I'm glad you liked it.

Tumblewords: said...

I love the description and the yearning that are so neatly joined here.