sleep

Love Burns Eternal

 

bonfire kaleidoscope (by Elizabeth)

bonfire kaleidoscope (by Elizabeth)

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LOVE BURNS ETERNAL

As
his eyes
closed the door
at each day’s end,
his mind would return
to the one who’d lit his
heart with the magic of fire
-flies; a love that did not fall short
of his dreams, for that is where love lives.
It’s when he would sleep, he’d rest in her arms.

Then the time came to close the door on the
midnight of his dreams, a place where her
fanciful flight of fireflies had
lit the path of each foot fall,
guiding them around all
turns and obstacles.
Undying love
leading to
endless
sleep.

2016-04-27
P. Wanken

Shared at 1Sojournal for NaPoWriMo – Day 27.

Lost In A Lullaby

Photo Credit: Auli Kukkonen

Photo Credit: Auli Kukkonen

 
LOST IN A LULLABY
(a shadorma)

When clouds rest
they quietly float
upon the
blue waters
of the tranquil sea, rocked to
sleep by gentle breeze.

2014-08-21
P. Wanken

 

Posted for 100 Days of Summer 2014 (Facebook Group): 67 ~ White. 

 

Author’s Note:
Thank you to fellow challenge contributor, Auli Kukkonen, for letting me use this photo in my post.

A Stellar Day

 

A STELLAR DAY

with a smudge of delicious
fudge on my chin, and inquisitive
children tucked into bed,
exhaustion settles over me

my body urges my mind
to activate my evening mantra,
an effort to bring unity
to heart, mind, and body

I merge reality with dreams as
modern technology projects
sweet sounds in my ear,
my favorites sing me to sleep

2013-04-12
P. Wanken

 

Inspired by The Sunday Whirl #103: merge, project, activate, technology, unity, mantra, smudge, sing, delicious, inquisitive, urge, and stellar. Posted for day 41 in 100 Days of Spring – 2013.