The Bringer Of Sleep


Over at dVerse Poets Pub in the Poetics section, folks were writing to the artwork of German born artist Catrin Welz-Stein. I chose this piece called The Sandman...



The Sandman
Artwork by Catrin Welz-Stein


Moondust
and grains
of
forgotten dreams
littered
my pillow
one night.


My
parents
told me
it was evidence
of the Sandman's visit;


I believed it was the marrow of crushed prayers.


For
the longest time
after that
when I became sleepy,
I would rush to bed
forcing my eyelids
to remain open


just to see if they were telling the truth.






© 2013 abruvanamedsly

12 comments:

  1. smiles..did you ever were able to keep your eyes open long enough to find out...? i find both rather magical...the marrow of crushed prayers or a sandman visit... i may try to keep my eyes open tonite...smiles

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  2. the marrow of crushed dreams....dang...
    and its funny some of the things we say as parents
    that should really scare the hell out of kids...
    a big fat jolly man that comes while you are sleeping
    and breaks into your house...

    hmm go figure...ha

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  3. Oh the marrow of crushed prayers.. that's so sad for a child.. and staying awake to meet the sandman sounds so hard.

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  4. A lot of kids might not sleep for a while, including me. Very good, (will have to check under my bed tonight).

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  5. Beautifully written, wonderful phrases really bring a magical and mysterious atmosphere!

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  6. "...marrow of crushed prayers..." - how stunning is that imagery? Just loved this poems. Reminded me of the beauty of a child's imagination and belief system...and how we lose a bit of that magic each year we grow. Beautiful poem.

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  7. Delightful charming poem. I was a child like that. Lovely!

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  8. the marrow of crushed prayers is such a powerful visual.

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  9. Childhood can be both magic and a little scary sometimes ... lovely imagery in your poem, perfect for the artwork. Smiles :)

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  10. This is too cute! Yes we parents make errors. My adult children occasionally tell me about the scary moments in their childhoods. One of the biggest 'The Original Grimms Fairy Tales' of course after 2 or 3 I put grandma's book in the donation box. Ha! Ha!

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  11. Oh, I loved fairy tales when I was young and was never afraid because good always won over evil. This was a fun read.

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