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Poetry Friday: Falling Asleep by Siegfried Sassoon

December 12th, 2008 (06:00 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: NCIS score music

Waiting for sleep, I drift from thoughts like these;
And where to-day was dream-like, build my dreams.
Music ... there was a bright white room below,
And someone singing a song about a soldier,
One hour, two hours ago: and soon the song
Will be 'last night': but now the beauty swings
Across my brain, ghost of remembered chords
Which still can make such radiance in my dream
- from Falling Asleep by Siegfried Sassoon

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Posted by: daniellejoseph (daniellejoseph)
Posted at: December 12th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)

Thanks for sharing this poem, I really enjoyed it!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 12th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)

You're welcome! If only I got more sleep . . .

Posted by: daniellejoseph (daniellejoseph)
Posted at: December 12th, 2008 04:05 pm (UTC)

It's funny because I found the poem so calming (I'm listening to rap as I work on my new wip)that I was so tempted to go take a little cat nap. I guess my morning coffee is not working!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 12th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)

Enjoy the nap. Take another one for me later. :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: December 12th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
TadMack says: : )

I really like this one -- is it from a longer poem, or is it a song?

This sounds like me the night of a performance -- going to sleep afterwards is hard because the entire orchestra has taken up residence in my head. This last time it was in German... which made for kind of intense dreams...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 12th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Re: TadMack says: : )

Click here to read the entire poem.

I agree with your assessment - reflecting on a performance later that evening.

I always have music in my head. ALWAYS.

Posted by: mlyearofreading (mlyearofreading)
Posted at: December 13th, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)

I love the feeling of falling asleep. This poem captures it perfectly!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: December 13th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)

:)

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