Sleep Hath No Power: Sonnet I


 

My heavy lidded eyes would like to sleep

like stones that drop in to a silent stream

to shimmy gently as I sink so deep

No brilliant stars to guide me as I dream.

 

But who can sleep with poems in the window,

that tap the thoughts of life and love in song

that reach inside the mind with seeds to sow

that dance in rhythmic cadence sweet and long?

 

Athena, Goddess of my mind and wisdom source

Will wake me with her healing powers

with art that generates poetic force

and leave me writing here for hours

 

So you can twinkle, twinkle brilliant fire

No stone will stop the spirit of desire.

 

Karen K.L. Espaniola April 20, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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