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Sleep Poems | Examples of Sleep Poetry

Sleep Poems - Examples of all types of sleep poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for sleep.

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If only ...Read More
Categories: sleep, spring, winter,
Form: Shape

Perchance To Dream
We make our beds and lie in them —whether we sleep or not (Dreamsleep: November, 2020) ...Read More
Categories: dream, sleep,
Form: Free verse
your mouth wide open inviting all and sundry gently they mosey spiders ~ flies ~ are so nosey at night keep your mouth shut tight Written 21st November 2020 Syllables Per Line: 5 7 5 7 7 Contest Name QUIN-TO your...Read More
Categories: insect, night, sleep,
Form: Tanka
Wake Up
I think it's time I wake up, Call it an early night. I don't care about the customer, I'm the one whose always right. I'll take the whole bottle myself, I'll save a few for snorting. Or maybe for once, I'll get...Read More
Categories: sleep, addiction, analogy, introspection, morning,
Form: Rhyme
Thought about murder
Rain falling Wind blowing Snug under the duvet Four heartbeats and just a moment from sleeping Thought about murder Had no motive; no reason Needed not an opportunity; nor means Four heartbeats and just a moment from sleeping My feet were...Read More
Categories: sleep, conflict, fate, good night,
Form: Free verse

~While I nodded nearly sleeping my snores was hurt all around the house the family knew I was alive and breathing~ 11/16/20 Written words by James Edward Lee Sr © 2020...Read More
Categories: analogy, funny, sleep,
Form: Alliteration
A Winter Evening Commute
The winter darkness falls before the day Has run its course, long ere the eyes of those Who labor seek surcease from weariness. The home-bound traffic winds its halting way Beneath the moon-bound Evening Star and slows— A mess. And so...Read More
Categories: sleep, business, home, moon, planet,
Form: Curtal Sonnet
If only I could hibernate To awaken in the spring To see sweet swathes of snowdrops A welcome sign as spring begins With daffodils and hyacinths And tulips on their way And pretty blue forget me nots In gentle breeze shall dance...Read More
Categories: sleep, spring, winter,
Form: Rhyme
Sigmund sandy dreams resolute mirthy income tranquil playhouse...Read More
Categories: sleep, dream, emotions, gothic, night,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Kids These Days
A young lad there was, couldn't fall asleep Tossed and turned all night; he would even weep He cried for his mama Then yelled for his papa With no computer, he couldn't count...Read More
Categories: boy, cry, sleep, technology,
Form: Limerick
I Shall Write To You In My Sleep
I Shall Write To You In My Sleep I shall write to you in my sleep while others sleep, I shall sing to you read to you from a wrinkled parchment fading behind my tired eyes It is unusual that...Read More
Categories: dream, love, night, sleep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Many Years Ago
Many years ago, ...Read More
Categories: sleep, bullying, cry, friend, hurt,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Home
Sleep you waking dreamless poet, earthbound whore of words. Awakening to the world of differing drifted moments piled high against all dreams still growing. Dreams unknowing held against your breast so tightly curtain thinly thinning gone and merge with joy...Read More
Categories: sleep, dream, home, journey, life,
Form: Free verse
In my mind, my body moves Involuntary images appear. Orientation becomes distorted Deceptive imagery adheres. I run, I hop, Sometimes I fly Unreachable - too complex to; Impossible Illusions Bizarre delusions. Elation, fear, and colors appear Activities bestow my movement. No loss of...Read More
Categories: deep, dream, sleep,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Six Sisters of Fate
in the gloomy darkness, late, past sun set, the six blood sisters of fate often met, their venue the slumber of mortal minds, in the depth of sleep when the reason's blind. sister 'Doubt' is the one that started...Read More
Categories: sleep, anger, break up, lust,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Sleep Poems

Definition | What is Sleep in Poetry?