Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Sleep dear one...

Oh! How I wish
That you would
Not close those eyes,
Those eyes that hold me
With invisible hands
And love me
Like the only sun
But... Sleep dear one...

I would like
To take you to different
Worlds
Full of flowers
And musical rains
And tangy air
To click our tongues on
But... Sleep dear one...

Don't be afraid
In the realms
That open to
Your eyes
While they are closed to me...
I am here
Your halcyon.
But... Sleep dear one...

When we are together
We will dance
And play with your hair.
I will let you fly
In my arms
You'll swing-
A wave of flaxen
But... Sleep dear one...

Do wake to wipe my tears
Do wake to tell me
"Just five minutes, dad"
Do be warm in my hold
Do quiet the voices in my head
Do whisper in my ear
"I'll return for certain"
But... Sleep on dear one...
Sleep on.
'Tis not your hour...
Sleep on.
I have no strength...
Sleep on.
I love you so...
Sleep on.

3 comments:

  1. Happy New year..and a very lovely poem :)

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  2. "And love me like the only sun" - how true and how beautiful!

    You have excelled yourself in this lovely poem.

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  3. Anonymous10:55 AM

    "Hope is the thing with feathers
    That perches in the soul"

    (Emily Dickinson)

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