Monday, 24 February 2014

Poem: Poets' Sleep

Poet's Sleep, 1989, by Chang Houg Ahn

before they pour down on these pages
I strive to make my thoughts comprehensible
yet sleep captures me; into a dream I flee every time
silence – a familiar friend – accompanies
the feet of a wanderer
muse has been throwing rocks at my window
broken glass lays scattered
showing skulls of people lost forever
like my voice immersed in these poems
words captured together forming skeletons of ideas
who will recite them and hear me?
nonetheless, my journey through the fields
of imagination is a passion I don't question
I will be returning to them
until death infuses my flesh
- and even after, my spirit wishes
to haunt these skeletons it created
Written as a poetry prompt Mag #208.


  1. Sharply inventive; very well done.

  2. Oh my, this is mysteriously creative!

  3. ....and what a splendid imagination your own field holds!!