Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Haiku: Sleep


What quiets this lad?
Not song. Not motion. Not touch.
Just sleep’s caresses.

Sleeps like a baby.
Your restless stirrings, yearnings
Counter the cliché.

For too many years,
He has sought refuge in sleep.
But forever wakes.
[Thank you to One Deep Breath for the prompt of Sleep. Read more here.]

8 comments:

Regina said...

Very poignant this series of haikus- and the picture is too sweet...
Oh, to sleep like a baby- I fear that is an impossibility these days...

Stacie said...

Oh, why won't you sleep?
I know the tooth is painful,
But, oh, for more sleep.

get zapped said...

These are precious. The first one is adorable!

Tammy Brierly said...

Precious baby and wonderful haiku. The saying should be "sleeps like a teenager." lol

Jone said...

What a sweet baby. They haikus fit so wonderfully.

Unknown said...

What pure sleep, and adorable picture.

Blondie said...

The photograph married with the visual imagery of the haiku is a perfect match.

Just lovely.

Anonymous said...

Great photo and poems. He is a cute little guy.

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