Sleep, invited each night with anticipation.
Lull during the hours to instill a deeper
punctuated with early times of prayer,
for refreshment. Often awakened through force,
intruded by darkness, an intensly desired need
after the setting sun--to avoid. May the dark night
of the soul pass, let the how desired is sleep, yes,
enter to gain marking rhythms as gathering
dreams in continuity with friends in known
and unknown petitions. Sleep,
an entryway to eternity:
as practical rest in this life revealed.
Come and chant the early night
to know the release recollection of life
may grant, then rest
more the often as sleep comforts mind
with balm we call to soothe.
Sleep, time to practice saying and knowing
in deep memory, down beyond conscious awake
among primal places being primitive and entered.
Rest, come to me to allow the self
to rest in thee.
Audio reading of poem by poet is here:
Peter Menkin, an aspiring poet, lives in Mill Valley, CA USA where he writes poetry. He is an Oblate of Immaculate Heart Hermitage, Big Sur, CA and that means he is a Camaldoli Benedictine. He is 64 years of age as of 2010.
Copyright Peter Menkin
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