Friday, October 9, 2015

A prayer for the sleepless

Hungry dreamer, break thy fast
Let the slumber come at last.
Clouds for pillows, sands of sleep
Breathe within to fall in deep.

Let go the woes of wary days
Embrace instead that soothing daze.
Sheets of heavenly threads embrace
As fingers curl in the dreamful lace.

Blessed be you in this moment
Take in palm the ferry’s token
Set thy sails for Dreaming’s shore
And let thy wine so gently pour.

Sip this breath and savor the rousing
Of this wave of sleep that’s gently drowsing.
Heavy lids do wish to kiss
Now sleep dear dreamer, in restful bliss.