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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Night Site





Idling on a noble yacht
hot on sandman’s heels
I bask in southern sunlight
that slides from a cobalt sky,
count colorful birds on the wing

massaged with tropical oils
before a skin-soothing tub,
nurtured by Epicurean delights
then, gentled into a bedtime nest
of sensuous satin and silk.

Morning draws gray reality
overfull of implausible piffle
until I yearn for darkness
and stressless sanity spawned
in nighttime travels.



Sleep prompted by Sunday Scribblings

30 comments:

paisley said...

the glorious world of dreams...... sometime i wanna move in.....

very well done.

Lucy said...

I wish my dreams would take me to such a place! I'm always dreaming I forgot to feed or diaper a baby! What is up with that ? haha
beautiful poem!

Heather Kathleen said...

stressless sanity spawned
in nighttime travels...amen.

beautiful.

Cricket's Hearth said...

"stressless sanity" - is that an oxymoron? LOL Great poem!

keith hillman said...

Dreams. Fantasy. Bliss!

Lori V. (doyourealize) said...

I never get taken to "stressless sanity" by sleep.

And oh, how I love the word "piffle"! :-)

My scribbings are up. Come visit!

Robin said...

I never remember my dreams, but if I did then dreaming of a yacht sailing through tropical waters would be a great one to have.

myrtle beached whale said...

nice look into the dream world. I love it there too.

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous place to visit! I'm always a little eager to see where I'll end up.
Happy week!

missalister said...

“...in southern sunlight that slides from a cobalt sky...” oh now THAT is good!

longshadows said...

beautiful imagery; just like i remember :)

Devil Mood said...

I feel all tropical after reading this!

forgetfulone said...

sandman's heels and bedtime nest are my favorite phrases. Like the alliteration you've used as well as the imagery. Great!

anthonynorth said...

It makes you wonder why you ever want to wake up.
Except to write about it so beautifully, of course.

colleen said...

This is a lullaby, sure to help sleep come.

noahthegreat said...

Such images!

ThomG said...

fantastic.

paul maurice martin said...

Piffle?

gautami tripathy said...

I always love Cobalt sky!

snooze time, baby!

Brian said...

Do you mind if I borrow your dream? It's lots better than mine.

Left-handed Trees... said...

Beautiful...especially envious of these summertime images...

Heather said...

So beautiful and soothing... thanks for sharing. I needed that!

And thanks for stopping by, too. I'm running late this week, so sure appreciated the visit. ;o)

CHEFDRUCK said...

What a wonderful dream - so sensuous and decadent. Makes me want to go to sleep!

DJPare said...

I wouldn't mind basking in southern sunlight right now!

Great imagery!

Q said...

I think I want to make this a reality...
at least I can do tropical oils and the tub!
Delightful. Thank you.
Sherry

Skittles said...

That was beautiful. What a gift with words you have.

Thanks for dropping by. I'll see if I can find a room for you. LOL

I'd like to invite you to join Heads Or Tails, a weekly meme played at my blog. It's very easy to play and fun, too. It's played on Tuesdays but I put my posts up on Monday night so the early birds can sign in.

If you're interested check my right sidebar for weekly themes/prompts and links to the Notify List and the rules and graphics page. :)

lisrobbe said...

That was a lovely poem...I loved this stanza. I wanted to be in the moment when I read it.

"massaged with tropical oils
before a skin-soothing tub,
nurtured by Epicurean delights
then, gentled into a bedtime nest
of sensuous satin and silk."

Rivergirl said...

Nice. The poem feels like a dream....

Rivergirl said...

Nice. The poem feels like a dream....

Caroline said...

Love your images in your words - very soothing indeed.