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Best Sleep Poems

Below are the all-time best Sleep poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of sleep poems written by PoetrySoup members

Sleepless Night
Sleepless Night

Teardrops, bagged eyes, a way of sin
The mirror reveals a lost eternal soul
A conniving move against tonight's phantom glow
Voices circle around the insomniac moon

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Categories: sleep, anger, death, farewell, memory,

Premium Member The Forest
"What happens in the forest stays in the forest"

The trees are trimmed, 
The leaves on the ground 
Proposing passion, sweet mist
Naked with nothing to bare...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sleep, art, imagination, passion, seasons,

Shine as a source of endless light
whose rainbows of colour deter the night
where daydreams are gentle as doves in flight
and sleep the sleep of angels


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Categories: death, sleep,

To Dreamland on Sunset's Lullaby
To Dreamland on Sunset's Lullaby

Gracefully the young crescent moon
ascends the sky like a cosmic tune;
replacing the drowsy pale yellow sun
sinking on a golden glowing horizon.


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Categories: Lullaby, music, sleep, sunset,

Premium Member Two Pairs of Shoes
Two pairs of shoes beside the bed.
Mine are tiny, his large instead.

His are steel toed, sandals are mine.
His dull and dark, but mine have shine.


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Categories: love, sleep,

Premium Member Sleeping With The Enemy

See what you want to see
Don't Look at me!
You are staring you are watching;
Eat what you can't be

Come sleep by my side

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sleep, abuse, adventure, anger, betrayal,

A kiss Within The Stars
So easy to remember ,So hard to forget
A kiss within the stars,through eyes of love once met.

Softly spoken voices still whisper in the wind
As gentle...

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Categories: absence, sleep, stars,

Spider Spun Silk
She returns my gaze when I'm too restless to sleep
   a lustrous pearl mounted, deep set in a sapphire sky
I lie awake in...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: moon, sleep,

Premium Member The Hands of Time-Rondeau
The Hands of Time

The hands of time stand eerie still
Where hearts chamber a cagey chill,
And whispers warn of shadows deep
With eyes that strain as shower’s...

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Categories: destiny, sleep, time,

An Evening Primrose In Your Sleep
I wanna be
the mild fragrance
of an evening primrose
gentle and sweet
beneath your sheet
Cluster of petals
which bloom
pink blossoms
to wither softly
into your sleep

Tell me...
What is the colour
of your...

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Categories: fantasy, flower, sensual, sleep,

Premium Member Lullaby in the Sunset
It’s time for the daytime to dance into night,
Its tangerine taffeta dress a delight,
Where is it going? Coloured so bright?
Sleep now my sunshine, you’ll dance...

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Categories: baby, night, sleep, sunset,

Premium Member Old Wounds
Composed, my dreams embrace, then fade
with memories, quite undefined
returning nights, upon the shade
when clocks are wound, and sun reclines

When weariness is not enough
to lie alone,...

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Categories: feelings, introspection, sleep,

Premium Member Sleepless nights
 When counting sheep on sleepless nights
   fail to make me sleep
 I count the stars  in vaulted heights

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Categories: sleep,

Premium Member Chased By The Dawn
In the downy-soft hours, where dawn hovers near,  
Night's uncovered dream, must disappear.   
Once, delivered, then replaced,    

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Categories: dream, night, sleep,

Not One Word
The sweet rhapsody of quietness
Sit back and savor
the music of the void,
where no dissonant voices are heard
It's so relaxing in this soundless realm;
break not the...

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Categories: dream, imagery, love, sleep,

Premium Member A Meadow's Sigh
The meadow’s breath a gift to all, the mist, the morning dew,
a silent sigh, a heartfelt call, a prayer to me and you.

Green and warm,...

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Categories: sleep, animals, life, loss, nature,

In Darkness I Dwell
How long will this dreary night go on
Seems years since light of morn
Why does worry keep me awake
What is this burden I cannot shake

Heart beats...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dark, sleep,

Premium Member Worlds Of Ice
Winter's whimsical nature comes with
     fickle freeze, cold pervading every fibre
How I remember you, red hot

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Categories: dream, love, memory, sleep,

Premium Member Lull-Lull-Lullabies
Lithesome fingers trailed along 
the ukulele’s  frets
as Lilah played her dulcet lullabies.
Swaddled in a blanket, smiling,
lay her little lad,
looking up at her with large...

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Categories: sleep, song,

Premium Member Sleepless Nights Upon the Bough
Roving a youthful shadowed ebony heaven
as the earth is still on blissful spring night flight.
I fly through and over the enclosing trees,
boughs', and the susurration...

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© Eve Roper  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: bird, music, sleep,

Premium Member Lazy Afternoon
on a cream-colored comforter
I care not
for a cacophony
of color
near my ear
but vague vestiges
of vanilla whispers
in an ivory bowl

1st Place
Mid Summer Standard Contest
Sponsor:  Brian Strand

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Categories: day, sleep,

Christmas time
Nightgowns on at 9:01
Adrenal induced delerium
Santa’s journey has surly begun
To our beds, we were a scurrying

Closed eyes, at 9:05
But sleep would not come easy
We’d twist...

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Categories: sleep, childhood, christmas, night, sister,

Premium Member Tired
If eyes are mirrors of the soul
My soul is red and saggin'
I think my brain went on a stroll
And for sure my tails a draggin'


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© PAT Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sleep, how i feel, lost,

One good ear to the quiet pillow,
one bad ear to the unheard fright,
between, one step from the waking
or sleeping door to the end.
One for the...

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Categories: fear, sleep,

Premium Member THE YIELD

Night rewrites day, transforms the blues
with ink-wash, urges me to forget 

grapples, tasks, drudgery,  
hard surfaces and hardened people as all things 

soften, lighten,...

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Categories: moving on, peace, sleep,