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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

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,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member 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,
Form: Dramatic Verse
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,
Form: Alliteration
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,
Form: Elegy
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,
Form: Lyric

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,
Form: Lyric
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,
Form: Couplet
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,
Form: Lyric
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,
Form: Rondeau
Premium Member Fireflies
Night fell,
Summer’s heat abating,
I sat leaning against a tall magnolia,
Its fragrance spreading everywhere
Like echoes of whispering breezes.
Despite all I could not rest and sleep.

The moon...

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Categories: beauty, insect, night, sleep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Darling Little One, You Carried Me
A hardened and disciplined man drove to the grocery store lost in thought, 
with setting of sun, the long day's work almost found it's end.

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Categories: sleep, child, dad, daughter, father,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member COSMIC DREAMS

Be it evidence consequence or coincidence
Every night as I succumb to somnolence

Heavenly smoke rings of frankincense
Rise upwards with sweet opulence

Dulcet dreams inevitably commence
Without fanfare hype...

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Categories: dream, fantasy, night, sleep,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member ADULT LULLABY

In my arms you can forget your troubles
Close your eyes and leave them all behind
I’ll sway you tenderly to loving rhythms
I’ll comfort you to sweet...

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Categories: health, love, Lullaby, sleep,
Form: Free verse
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,
Form: Rhyme

To wake each day, alive and whole!
Verily a gift for all to behold.

We assume, we will see another day?
Anything can happen, petition....pray.

Going to bed and...

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Categories: god, inspiration, poets, sleep,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member The Sheep Before Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas and all were asleep,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a sheep.
The cattle were snoozing, the pigs were at rest

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© Lee Leon  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sleep, adventure, animal, christmas, december,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member So I may dream
Let us curry favor in dog star's
splendid laughing light 
bring the crash of passion's waves
through two arms held tight. 

I carry your wishes in love's

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Categories: heart, sleep, song, star,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Grand Old Oak Tree
What tales your leaves must whisper
of youths tall in your strong arms.
Pretending to be pirates
in a most fierce storm.

Or lovers in your shadows
making vows they...

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© Ann Peck  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sleep, age, appreciation, bird, childhood,
Form: Rhyme
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,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Counting Sheep
 When counting sheep on sleepless nights
   fails to make me sleep
 I count the stars  in vaulted heights

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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sleep,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Sleepless Night Triolet
From Shakespeare’s Hamlet:
"To sleep, perchance to dream-ay, there's the rub.”

Perchance to dream. . . Ah yes, but first to sleep!

My little clock keeps ticking on...

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Categories: sleep,
Form: Triolet
Premium Member A Child's Good Night
At night the sun has gone to sleep
And crickets sing a tune.
The bullfrogs croak and creatures creep
Beneath the watching moon.

The masked raccoons and possums prowl

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Categories: sleep, children, dream, home, night,
Form: Quatrain
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,
Form: Verse
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,
Form: Verse
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,
Form: Couplet