0037 Ode To The Patience Of A Yawning Audience

O come sweet sleep, and close my eyes with verse!
with drowsy metre, meet a deeper sleep;
to sleep, to dream, I never am averse -
to slumber numbed by poet's numbers deep;

so, here's a verse that's very brief - a sonnet:
just fourteen lines to challenge your attention:
please rest your weary ears, I pray, upon it;
head up; back straight; let go of any tension;

count the passing seconds to that time
-I'll indicate it with a final couplet -
when glorious English in immortal rhyme
blesses you with torpor's blissful duvet...

and after tribute paid to Orpheus' charms,
with stifled yawn, depart to Morpheus' arms...

by Michael Shepherd

Comments (4)

Gotta have that Joe n' bagel; then all is right with the world. Thanks for the morning laugh! Good thing I ate first.........
Yes, now the feeling. Patricia
Yeah, I can relate. But then, be grateful you don't live in Faluja. That should put a slight smile on your face.
Story of my life, Davey! ! ! Sweetly, Gina.