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Sleep Poems | Examples of Sleep Poetry

Sleep Poems. Below are examples of poems about sleep. This list of sleep poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of sleep poetry. This list of works about sleep is an excellent resource for examples on how to write sleep poems.

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List of Sleep Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Premium Member Poem THE YIELD Cyndi MacMillan Free verse moving on, peace, sleep,
Premium Member Poem SLEEPLESS Line Gauthier Senryu angst, anxiety, night, sleep,
Premium Member Poem LAYING Line Gauthier Senryu sleep, angst, dark, longing, moon,
Premium Member Poem FOR THAT MOMENT Line Gauthier Free verse sleep, cry, kiss, peace, sad,
Premium Member Poem Back home Lisle Ryder Senryu holiday, home, sleep,
Premium Member Poem Troublemakers Gershon Wolf Rhyme scary, sleep, stress,
While Up And Adrift In Cloud 9 matthew harris Free verse sleep, adventure, angel, crazy, dream,
Sleep Inducing Powers matthew harris Free verse sleep, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Premium Member Poem The Rain Taps Upon My Window Tim Smith Free verse absence, emotions, sleep,
The Storm Within Virginia McInnis Free verse sleep, anxiety, emotions, poetry, self,

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SUNSET
by Line Gauthier


sunset melodies
rocking baby
to sleep



posted on September 7, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: baby, music, sleep, sunset,

Some Kind of Panic Attack
by amapola white
The world has settled down and switched off its light
it has closed its eyes to rest its head
My brain has decided something else is in...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep, anxiety, depression, mental illness,

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Bed Time
by K. T. Pearson
One more drink of water
One more story
One more check under the bed
One more blanket
One more song

One more stuffed animal
One more hug
One more I love you
One...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, childhood, cry, sleep,

Reader
by Jean Bush
I feel your words upon me
As they race across the page.
A running sense of wonder
Even late upon this age.

The whisper flips of paper
As the pages...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: books, introspection, literature, sleep,

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SLEEPING
by Line Gauthier


sleeping through the night
in arms of an angel
feeling blessed



posted on August 30, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angel, night, peace, sleep,

Sleepless Lullaby
by Debjani Mitra
A spic and span barren bed
soft pillow with blanket spread.
You're tired and bored, ..all hackneyed.
Ready to sleep,..drop down dead.

But...a vigilant mind..alive in dread.
cacophony..chaos..thoughts unsaid.
Another sleepless...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep, bereavement, break up, depression,

I Need Rest
by Christopher Goss

Resting my eyes
On a bed of skulls

Dead inside
Forgive me for I have sinned

My weakness
Is caring too much

And carrying a burden
I shouldn't be carrying

My garden is...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep, how i feel, jobs,

SLUMBERLAND TRIP
by Nellene Mae Cornel
SLUMBERLAND TRIP

				
								Cradled cozily
								in bed of cotton candies
								colorfully flavored with bliss
								I sluggishly
								drifted to a repose.
								Floated in laze
								amongst fluffy foams of clouds
								that tasted like vanilla
								I felt them...

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I do not know? | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: life, sleep, solitude, surreal,

SUNDAY
by Kim Rodrigues
Sunday hours fly by
church then Summer’s nap
...twenty years later

8/26/2018
...

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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep,

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Morning
by Jesse Rowe
Morning
casts beams of light
through the blinds of my room.
The birds sing and call from outside.
Creation delights the end of the night,
but my sleepy bones will...

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Rictameter | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: morning, sleep,

Twilight Notions
by Mike Gentile
I reap the fertile ground of four am
 When thoughts awaken me in twilight sleep
     When dreams provide the seeds for...

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Iambic Pentameter | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dream, inspiration, poetry, sleep,

Sleep
by Todd Aguilar Jr.
Dream
Dreaming
Trying to
Body is done
Sleep...

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Lanterne | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep, body, dream, happiness, health,

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Insomnia
by Victor Buhagiar
Occasionally, I taste wakeful infinity.
It creeps on me at night.
There I lie in all kinds of positions,
while sleep flies away silently, ominously,
over the rafters and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep,

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Glorious Sleep
by Caren Krutsinger
Sleep
Relax, shut eyes
Breath changes rapidly
Give every day tenseness away
Natural dreams take charge of your body
Weightlessness is your nighttime norm
Eyes have quit fluttering
Snoring deeply
Sleep
...

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Rictameter | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dream, sleep,

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Sleep Song
by Maurice Rigoler


I know that I will sleep
and you along with me;
it comes to everyone.
A harmless sleep it is,
gentle as a hand upon
the brow of one who...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep,

sleepless
by darren risden
i cannot stop my mind from thinking
the constant pulse disturbs my sleep
i find my concious self is sinking
my fear is that i plunge too deep
how...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep,

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MORNING
by Line Gauthier


morning ritual
barely awake
on auto pilot



posted on August 14, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep, home, morning, motivation, perspective,

Porcelain Patty
by Rico Leffanta
"Porcelain Patty"  is as white as a dish
With the sexiest body a man could wish
A real treat to cuddle
(She sleeps on the puddle)
But shrieks...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep, culture, emotions, lust, relationship,

The Sound of Rain Drops
by Darlene De Beaulieu
I like the rain drops
The pitter patter
Hitting the window
Its a peaceful sound
From the window pane
My heavy eyes close
Off to deep slumb
I will drift into...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: rain, sleep,

B26-P15- MY LOVE FOR YOU IS FOREVER
by Jerry Wells
POEM 15 MY LOVE FOR YOU IS FOREVER 



MY LOVE FOR YOU IS FOREVER WHEN I LOOK INTO HER EYES I SEE INSIDE OF HER...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep, 8th grade, appreciation, homework,