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I Am Going To Sleep

Rating: 2.6
Teeth of flowers, hairnet of dew,
hands of herbs, you, perfect wet nurse,
prepare the earthly sheets for me
and the down quilt of weeded moss.

I am going to sleep, my nurse, put me to bed.
Set a lamp at my headboard;
a constellation; whatever you like;
all are good: lower it a bit.
Leave me alone: you hear the buds breaking through . . .
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COMMENTS
Abraham Breton 27 August 2018
Her life is worth to be put into a movie or documentary.
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Dr Antony Theodore 17 March 2018
Leave me alone: you hear the buds breaking through... a celestial foot rocks you from above and a bird traces a pattern for you....my 'God so very poetic...... thank u dear poetess. tony
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John O''Leary 24 January 2018
What a beautiful poem. How she gives herself, without ease, into the caring hands of nature and the earth is stunning. This poem could be such a comfort to those faced with their mortality. The first few lines read like a spell or an incantation. Beautiful.
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Susan Williams 21 January 2016
She has reached the end of her journey and is calm about returning to the earth from which she was created. She is an example of one who does go gentle into the night there being not a trace of fear shown here.
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Kim Barney 21 January 2016
Sleep, the final one, from which there is no awakening... until the resurrection! A beautiful poem. Shame on the 29 voters who have only rated this poem as 4.9 out of ten. It deserves much higher than that!
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M Asim Nehal 21 January 2016
so you'll forget... Thank you. Oh, one request: if he telephones again tell him not to keep trying for I have left...
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Savita Tyagi 21 January 2016
Great style! If all could have that state of mind for the last sleep!
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Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 21 January 2016
wonderful imagination of resting under the care of the Earth Nurse, though the tone of this poem is too sad..
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Ratnakar Mandlik 21 January 2016
Beautiful poem bidding farewell while going for the final sleep. Thanks for sharing.
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Manonton Dalan 21 January 2016
she's running away from somebody... unfortunate there's no text nor email on those time yet
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