Sleep Poems | Examples of Sleep Poetry

Sleep Poems. Below are short, long, best, famous, and new examples of sleep poems. This list of poems for sleep is a great resource for examples of sleep poems and show how to write poems for sleep. Definitions may be included where appropriate.

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Categories: career, dream, future, night, sleep, solitude, work,
Midnight at a 7-Eleven
by Bernard Chan

The chocolate bars are dozing 
on their shelves, 
the beers and sodas snoring 
in the fridge. 
The magazines, too, have snuggled up 
under their covers...

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Categories: dream, lost love, love, sleep,
In My Dreams
by Alesia Leach
The winds are whispering low
As the night touches the sky
Where stars twinkle and glow
Behind clouds of ghostly white

Lying down between the pages
Lulled to sleep, in...

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Categories: sleep,
Premium MemberIf I Die In My Sleep
by Jack Ellison


If I die in my sleep, hope I'm doing things I like
Like not throwing up or falling off my trike
Probably didn't tell you
Now who's kidding...

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Categories: sleep,
Premium MemberSleeping Expert
by Jack Ellison


Guess who's become an expert at sleeping
Can do it with my eyes closed, no peeping
Peeping leads to sight
Just wouldn't be right
Sleep for hours, get up...

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Categories: death of a friend, sleep,
Golden Beans
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
I sometimes have cruel nightmares 
about losses unbearable.
It's like my subconscious 
just sits back planning 
what could really get to me, given that 
ordinary monster...

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Categories: sleep,
Premium MemberDreams
by Betty Janko
All through the night, twixt nod and blink
Toward the morning light I think…
Those jumbled, tangled, mixed-up tales
May soon be lost if memory fails.
And though they...

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Categories: loneliness, longing, love, prison, sleep,
2am
by Lacy Wallace
The night is long and lonely when it's just myself and I
Sleep has gone travelling without even a goodbye

Eyes shut but they're roaming the depths...

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Categories: bereavement, cry, deep, dream, sleep,
Beloved
by Meenakshi D H
Found bloodied and mutilated body

Sight fell on shining silver among brown bits

A ring my poetry immortalised, owned by him

With excrutiation, it actualized my life's death

Undoubtedly,...

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Categories: sleep, song, wind,
Premium MemberTanka 12018
by Rick Parise


reaching the vast edge     
I hear an eternal hymn
with sleep in my eyes
curling like a tendril song
the windswept morn drifts away
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Categories: sleep,
Pillow Talk
by EdwardJ Clark
Oh! soft as feathered down,
And gentle to the touch.
A diadem in my crown
Which I appreciate so much.

I lay my head to rest
As a bird snuggled...

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Categories: sleep,
MORNING RITUAL
by barbara barry-nishanian
MORNING RITUAL

There’s a southern expression
When someone’s fixin’ to act
Means getting ready to try
To do this, or to do that.

I’m an old soul fixin’ to,
Then, roll...

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Categories: sleep, winter,
Winter Day
by DM Babbit
Sleep my love, as the morning takes flight,
 warm yourself beneath blankets of a darker night
where stars and moon glow bring dreams of kings might
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Categories: allusion, deep, depression, devotion, sleep, spoken word, summer,
Sleep Over
by Johannes Kemp
On a mattress on the floor
A warm summer night
A fan from above
And a snore from next to me

I have my best friend for a sleep...

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Categories: dream, longing, love, love sleep, song, time,
Afore
by Diana Bosa
In this my time of need,
I dream about 
those Harmattan-breezed stories
you left unsaid on my skin,
for you were so dreaded by the thought
that your light...

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Categories: sleep,
Wishing for the Dream
by DM Babbit
It was another night
 that darkness set deeply in
 long before the end of day;

in my foolish efforts
 I longed for you to stay
but the...

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Categories: sleep,
Premium MemberSOPORIFIC BREW
by Kim Rodrigues
SOPORIFIC BREW

melting snow ~
teacups brimming with
salty tears

12/11/2017
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Categories: sleep,
Premium MemberTossing Hand Grenades and Bullets
by Lin Lane
Off and on they signaled, always in rapid fire
casting munitions across my window blind
A garish platoon of aggressors engaged in war
all tossing hand grenades at...

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Categories: dream, drink, drug, fear, sleep, surreal,
Premium MemberThe Chandeliers were Swinging
by Kevin Shaw
The Chandeliers were Swinging

The Chandeliers were swinging,
From vibrations up above.
Four Sumo’s Wrestlers in my bed,
Sparring with a Boxing Glove.

The Chandeliers came crashing,
On to the floor...

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Categories: childhood, christmas, night, sister, sleep,
Christmas time
by Anna Hopper
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: dark, fear, gothic, horror, sleep,
Black hearts
by Chris cleverly
Not yet awake, nor at home
theses are the places shadows want to stay.
So let those demons arch their wings
and join in the battle of the...

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Categories: sleep,
Trapped Inside Of Me
by Jane Shields
It's 2am in the morning
Fully awake eyes opened wide
Sleep is nigh on impossible
There's too much going on inside
I feel my own blood race through me
Pulse...

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Categories: day, dream, inspiration, life, sleep, truth, wisdom,
Asleep No More
by Harley White
The dawning day is like an open door
for voyagers adrift in living stream
to waken from the dream asleep no more.

When out of slumber’s seas we’re...

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Categories: sleep,
A Bright Light In My Sleep
by Darlene De Beaulieu
When I sleep at night
The darkness -I see
Then the bright light-shines
For awhile it stays
Quickly it disappears
As rapidly as it came...

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Categories: sleep,
Premium MemberNighty Night
by James Edward Lee Sr.
Nighty-Night
Worked eight hours tired 
Now eyes wide shut laid down tired
Bed time nighty-night

11/30/17...

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Categories: sleep,
Premium MemberSTILL POINT 18
by Brian Strand
O A P
afternoon 
       nap...

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Categories: sleep,
Premium MemberSleep My Love
by Eve Roper
I lay my head on my mother's shoulder feeling her loving embrace.
She gently pats  my back while she holds me to her warm breast,
so...

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Categories: creation, dedication, depression, loneliness, sleep, solitude,
Sonnet of a Night Owl
by Daniel Duke
I know so well the warmth of cold moonlight,
For night is home to all keen thought, blissfully unmaligned.
Helios holds no sway with me, his journey...

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Categories: allusion, anxiety, life, psychological, sleep, time,
Sleep
by Edward Schmitz
Sleep


While on my side
I hear the sound of a ticking clock
My heart
It pounds in my ear
Counting the seconds I cannot sleep
Time flows endlessly
Impatience fills me
I...

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Categories: dark, evil, horror, metaphor, sleep,
Premium MemberUnknown Unsayable
by James Edward Lee Sr.
Unknown Unsayable


As I sleep with shuttered eyes, closed;
Bed time my teeth enclosed in a jar;
I can't speak, asleep can't speak no teeth;
Got something to say,...

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Categories: sleep, work,
Wednesday
by John Bertin
Wake up
Hair messed

Stand up
Get dressed

Go there
Punch in

Pay her
Pay him

The hours
Go past

Work done
Go fast

Talk with
My friends

They are
The end

Eat food
Good cook

Read news
Caught crook

The world 
So deep

I'm going
To...

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Categories: sleep,
Sleepy Girl
by Casey Bruce
Late in the night as I watch you sleep,
I wonder what dreams in your head do you see.
I know if I ask your silence you’ll...

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Categories: children, christmas, humor, parody, sleep, song,
You Better Watch Out
by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
He knows when you've been peeking
When mommy and her boyfriend f--k
You may think you've been a good kid
But I think you're out of luck.

Oh, you...

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Categories: sleep,
Premium MemberResting Place
by Vermillion Scythe
At night, during a full moon
I rest above the clouds absorbing the peaceful ambience of the moonlight
as my worries disappear from sight
hoping they don't come...

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Categories: sleep, today,
Premium MemberAwaken
by Ian Love
  troubled tales unfold, somewhere down in the realm of dreams and 
  tricking beats
  most days begin this way, hiding, beneath...

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Categories: appreciation, beauty, simple, sister, sleep, , cute,
SIBLINGS
by Anisha Dutta
   SIBLINGS
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