Sunday, May 5, 2013

Precious slumber

After a tiring day
When twilight announces it's arrival
You hug me, you kiss me
Recite me lovely lullaby
And finally cosset me in your warm and cozy arms
Sense of serene calm envelops me
And I drift off to sleep
Floating in the waves of mesmerizing dreams

Some unpleasant trill
Jolts me suddenly
And you, my precious slumber, leave me in lurch
Annoyance sweeps over me 
 I look around, to see deep darkness stretched all over
Calling you desperately
But, you refuse to claim me for long
Breaking the golden chain of peace


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34 Comments:

VaNdAnA ShArMa said...

Sleep is indeed peaceful and we really sometimes wish to stay in its lap!!

Poet Laundry said...

As a person who struggles with insomnia I get this...slumber is so precious, you really know it when you aren't getting enough of it!

Tarang Sinha said...

Yes and it's really frustrating when something breaks this peace.

Tarang Sinha said...

It's really sad that you struggle with insomnia. Slumber is really precious :)

Sri Valli said...

Sleeping is heavenly bliss! Sometimes, I wish I could sleep more hours than I usually do!

Sri Valli said...

Beautiful poem Tarang!

Mary said...

What a contrast you have written from the peacefulness in the first stanza to being jolted awake not to return to sleep in the second stanza. I do get this as well, as sometimes this also happens to me. I suddenly wake up in the night, and for whatever reason cannot return to sleep until it is about time for my alarm to ring. Sigh! Very well expressed.

Lisa A. Williams said...

Nothing more peaceful than that sleepy, content feeling when one dozes off and what a disturbing feeling to be jolted awake and lose that serenity. Very nice poem!

Kimolisa said...

I really liked this poem, it really pulled me in.

mindlovemisery said...

I know this feeling lately I will starting out sleeping deeply, happily and then at about 4 o'clock which is earlier than I am inclined to leave my bed I wake up and can't get back sleep. Its frustrating guess I am adjusting to the increased light. This was beautiful =)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Yes, I can feel the jolt of the rude awakening......and the peace of the surrender to sleep......great contrast.

Green Speck said...

It's irritating when we are jolted from sleep, and then find it difficult to sleep again ... happens so often !!!

bonniejtoomey.com said...

An interesting way to look at sleep, as a lover. The floating feeling you describe is really how the drug of sleep does feel.

Akila G said...

ah! i have been trying hard to catch a blissful sleep for long and wonder how long i will have to wait and try!

Creativity said...

Extremely Beautiful Poem Tarang. Your lines just drifted off me to think, when was the last blissful sleep of mine!

Reshma said...

Blissful sleep when broken can leave you asking strange questions and seeking difficult answers... Nice verse Tarang:)

hyperCRYPTICal said...

I love to be hugged by slumber, the beautiful comfortable warmth of it...to be jolted out of it - not good.

Love your words.

Anna :o]

Namrata said...

Sleeplessness??? OH! Hell no! I trade my kidneys for sleep. Believe me! One thing that's never gonna happen to me is insomnia. *touchwood*

Jyoti Mishra said...

sometimes a sound sleep is all you need.
it relieves you of all worries :)

Tarang Sinha said...

Yes it is!! In today's hectic life, this is everyone's wish I guess:)

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you Valli!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you so much Mary! It happens quite often:)

Tarang Sinha said...

You're right! Glad you liked this poem. Thanks Lisa!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you Kimolisa!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

:) Thanks!

Tarang Sinha said...

Thanks!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

Yes it happens quite often!!

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you so much!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

I wish you get the warm embrace of slumber very soon...:)

Tarang Sinha said...

:) Thank you so much!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

You're right about questions and answers!! Thank you Reshma!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

Thanks Anna!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

:) touchwood! Sound sleep is really really precious:)

Tarang Sinha said...

True!!:)

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