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Sleep, Known and Unknown Petitions by Peter Menkin

by Peter Menkin  
1/18/2009 / Poetry

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.

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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.

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