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Menolyrical; Insomniacal

Yesterday, in the 'wee smalls' this is what transpired - and the muse finally returned...

I sleep not
and gaze upon the turtle cloud
a gaseous shroud
and watch it turn
at the gale winds behest
become blue whale
shark
seahorse
mermaid

I sleep not
and gaze upon the wolven moon
that winter light
so piercing bright
making a mockery of night
and of my will to fight 
Somnambule

I sleep not
and gaze upon the scudding bank
of cotton candy
white bulbous billows
the stuffing of pillows
in which I see more
critters
gargoyles
waving hands

I sleep not
and dream upon distant lands
know these words I must jot
lest they be forgot
and are lost
on that long road of 
fragile mentality
mental fragility
lost to the land of crumbling grey where 
I sleep not

©Yamini Ali MacLean 2022



14 comments:

  1. When I was driving my client back from his dr appointment, we saw moon coming up over the mountains. It was sure pretty.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  2. love it. we felt the same...4 am in the backyard LOL

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  3. WOW!! You've captured the night, the moon and your insomnia/wakefulness so brilliantly and precisely that I'm left feeling like a fly on the wall of your hutch. Love the 'dreamcatcher' quality of your poem.

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  4. Hi Yam - loved this ... so clever - and thanks for posting ... cheers Hilary

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  5. I visited your site. I can read your blog. Beautiful written you blog. I like. This blog is very interesting. Beautiful words use in.

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  6. oh my, this is an ode to insomnia. sorry you are having trouble sleeping. hope this is not something that happens a lot. my SIL can't sleep, she lies in bed for 8 hours, most of it awake. my friend Jackie sleeps about 2 hours a night

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    1. Hari OM
      It was happening with menopause anyway... but since the erratic time in cares, the sleep pattern has been completely b******. I have had times of getting it normalised... but I am partly my own worse enemy, for I have always been something of a night owl anyway. Hey ho... Yxx

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  7. Beautifully evocative but also disturbing.

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  8. YAM this is absolutely beautiful...Ode to sleepless in Scotland and it could apply to Sleepless in Raleigh.
    Last night it took me 2 hours to fall asleep then I woke up at 1:30 am and 3:30 am. Finally got up at 6.
    We have dicey weather arriving today I wanted to get to the grocery store at 7 am opening. All set with food that can be eaten if we lose power, if need be or plenty of food when we have power
    Hugs Cecilia

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  9. A splendid write, YAM. namaste, janice xx

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  10. Insomnia is horrible, but at least yours created some beautiful verse. We should all be able to be so creative.

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