Terry Donovan

Rookie (12/6/41 to? / Amersham, Buckinghamshire)

Sleep Tight, Fair Maid

Poem by Terry Donovan

Sleep tight, fair maid, forget the world and rest,
The time to put the day behind is now.
Let moonbeams dance upon your troubled breast
And angels smooth the furrows from your brow.
Be still, for sleep will cast away your cares,
To vanish like the shadows on your mind,
Your angels stay to make your worries theirs,
Your tangled woes to fathom and unwind.
Another day will dawn, another sky
Will bring grey clouds as sure as morning dew,
But when the sleep has left your inner eye,
You'll see beyond, you'll see a distant blue.
Now dream the dream, the mundane world postpone.
Sleep tight, the night belongs to you alone.

Comments about Sleep Tight, Fair Maid by Terry Donovan

  • Michael Shepherd (11/9/2004 7:17:00 AM)

    Vintage, Terry! A joy.(Report)Reply

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  • knot Available (11/9/2004 6:36:00 AM)

    Very peaceful...says to me'sleep in peace, I'll take over so you can rest.' I like it a lot! Good job!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 9, 2004