Melati Hussein

In Sleep - Poem by Melati Hussein

In sleep we hope to forget the painful
and relive the exquisite

But sleep is like time, like water, like a foreign soul
Its vagaries run a course of their choosing
The mind flows and dams beyond control
Shapes shift of their own accord

Words leap out and disappear
We cannot be fishermen

After sleep we wake from storms
from absolute calm

And our world is the same and forever changed

Topic(s) of this poem: dreams, life, sleep

Comments about In Sleep by Melati Hussein

  • Shakil Ahmed (12/1/2015 9:07:00 AM)

    a lovely poem, the poem has a rhythmic overtone, well penned, i invite you to read some of my poems and leave your valuable comments, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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