Cathy Smith


Still Asleep (Still Asleep In Bed) - Poem by Cathy Smith

peaceful, just like real soft light
right before the full sunrise.
like a slow touching warmth
on my bared shoulder
underneath the sun -
the heat of the morning
warming the roundness of
the curve of my arm.

you were there,
breathing slowly,
asleep. your

butterfly eyelashes
fluttered at the
window of your dreams -
your thoughts humming
in some unknown sequence. i saw

you reach out to the warmth
with both arms
in a stretch towards
the new light, your
eyes still closed. but you
smiled
and rolled over
underneath a
mountainous snow-capped sheet,

the sun at your back
seems as if it should have
convinced you
(like a heated argument)
to rise and get busy.

the sun touched you
only once
before you tried
to awaken.

but you
(you-fly-away-
bird-still-asleep-
in -bed)
closed your eyes
again.

as if light
had not bidden you,

had not begged
or beckoned
your gentle attention -
even hours ago
when you asked
the beginnings of the
daylight to let you go,
to let you go,
not to tempt your
dreams -

fluttering until
it had hopefully captured
the cocoon of
your sleep, wrapped
tightly around you -
and raised you up
for the tide of the day...

like the thousands
of things you
might have wanted to do.

you would not
wake up, no, not
for a song from me,
nor for the stark
light of the afternoon.




Topic(s) of this poem: humorous, love, nature, sunrise

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

when i was younger- -twenty-ish or so, a big deal was made over late risers and over-sleepers. this poem is about that impoverished issue. so, you can see, i did not blame anyone for missing the laundry (until later and more gently) or sleeping after noon. however YOU may feel, remember there are those of us who happen to like seeing those we love asleep. by the way...

copyrighted in Apple Cider by Cathy Smith,1993. Apple Cider on Kindle and Nook. appleciderpoetry.weebly.com

Comments about Still Asleep (Still Asleep In Bed) by Cathy Smith

  • Chinedu Dike (10/29/2015 2:59:00 PM)


    A romantic depiction of peaceful sleep of loved one, well articulated and insightfully penned from the heart with conviction. Beautiful narrative piece of poetry written in nice poetic diction. Thanks for sharing Cathy. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • Cathy Smith (10/27/2015 11:07:00 AM)


    i am looking for a literary agent (Cathy Smith) will accept one in Germany, England or the USA - or India as well. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 25, 2015



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