If sleep were a flavor of tea
The heart of the leaves like a drug
When taken in warm in the eve
Would dispatch the wakeful at length
If sleep were a color of paint
It’s qualities captured in brush
When spread on the canvas and seen
Would lull any eye into dreams
If sleep were a note on the scale
The sound like an ambient hum
When struck in the silence and heard
Could seduce and subdue with its verse
If sleep were a kind of perfume
A subtle narcotic of scent
When tested and taken in breath
Could trigger the symptoms of death
If sleep were a texture of skin
A soothing serene sort of touch
When pressed against lips and returned
Could quiet the senses and calm
Then I should be perfect at rest
Asleep as the sleep of the dead
If sleep were as simple as this
And the senses alive in my head
But sleep is a shadow that fades
In the light of my wishes and pleas
Alone without sense and in wishing I wish
That sleep were a flavor of tea
But I have no tea and no paint
No music nor scent to imbibe
No kisses to take me to comfort
No help for exhaustion tonight
And so I have nothing to dream
And nothing in which to recline
No sense of the senses to sense
No picture for my frame of mind
Alone in the quiet I write
And wait for the final repose
Till near me you’re able to be
Or sleep is a flavor of tea
Posted at the same time. 😛 This poem has really awesome metaphors. I enjoyed it very much.
Thank you kindly. I have excellent inspiration. 🙂
You must, but your poetry is so fantastic I doubt you would need much of it.
wow I am almost speachless. This is an amazing peice of work and coes at such a time were i feel the same way. thank you for writing this.
Thank you very much. I find myself writing a lot when I can’t sleep lol
I can very much relate to this- brilliantly worded. I love the repetitive phrasing and solid imagery.
Thank you very much! I’m glad you stopped by and shared your thoughts 🙂
You are so creative! I truly enjoy reading your work!
Thank you, sir!
I read and re – read this piece, I am totally run out of wordings, this piece is truly brilliant I love also the image u used perfectly captivating my heart … by the way I am nominating u for versatile bloggers award, pls. check this out … http://willofheart.wordpress.com/2011/12/11/a-surprised-for-me-a-versatile-blogger-award/ … 🙂
Wow thank you! I feel honored! I appreciate the encouraging words and the recognition 🙂
this was beautiful !
Thank you 😀
LOL, I want this tea! Can I have it in coffee? Really like this, very thought enticing.
If I can perfect the flavor I will package and sell it 🙂
Thank you for stopping by!
very deep poem like earl grey soft and full of flavour have a lovely xmas miss vamp xxjen and you can come to my party anytime lol
Thank you, Jenny! I will keep a kettle brewing 🙂
Insomnia is the ultimate inspiration.
Ah, yes that is often true!
Once again, all I can say is “Wow!!” I’m running out of superlatives to describe your poetry – it just blows me away.
Just the fact you are taking time to read it is compliment enough 🙂