May 07, 2007

Sleep Haiku

Sleep pulls and gains strength
like a coming storm or tide –


When pretending sleep
my boy's eyelids flutter

as his dimples show.

(Thanks as ever to the women of
One Deep Breath
for their continuing inspiration.)


jem said...

These made me think a lot about genuine and pretend sleep. About the transformations in a persons being when they are genuinely asleep. Very interesting. Thanks for prompting the thoughts.

Anonymous said...

The things a momma knows, I like your poems!

Regina said...

Hee hee- what a cutie! I like the contrast of the two pictures and their accompanying haikus!

Patois42 said...

I enjoyed these very much. I also looked at sleep in the manner of my son. I especially love your first haiku's use "pulls and gains strength."

GreenishLady said...

Sweet, sweet.

Anonymous said...

oh, that's so true about sleep pulling like a 'coming storm or tide' - and I remember many occasions when I have tried to feign sleep and been betrayed by my face! i like your takes!

kintheatl said...

These are great. Your son is precious. Love the faker sleeper!

Anonymous said...

Egad. I don't know which is sweeter, the dimples, the poem the photo. The whole post is wonderful.