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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

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 

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


  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

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

  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.

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

  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.

  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

    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

  7. Beautifully evocative but also disturbing.

  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

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

  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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