Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

CreationEarth Nature Photos

Tears In Sleep

 All night the cocks crew, under a moon like day,
And I, in the cage of sleep, on a stranger's breast,
Shed tears, like a task not to be put away---
In the false light, false grief in my happy bed,
A labor of tears, set against joy's undoing.
I would not wake at your word, I had tears to say.
I clung to the bars of the dream and they were said, And pain's derisive hand had given me rest From the night giving off flames, and the dark renewing.

by Louise Bogan
Biography | Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes | Email Poem - Tears In SleepEmail Poem |
Comment below this ad.

Top Louise Bogan Poems

Analysis and Comments on Tears In Sleep

Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem Tears In Sleep here.