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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 A Wish about a Zebrafish Gershon Wolf Rhyme fish, mystery, sleep,
Premium Member Poem Tethered to Sleep, Still Edward Ibeh Dodoitsu morning, night, perspective, sleep,
Sleep ravi kiran Haiku god, sleep,
DRESSED TO IMPRESS Ann Gilmour Couplet sleep, spring, tree, winter,
Premium Member Poem SWEET DREAMS JAN ALLISON Senryu dream, sleep,
Premium Member Poem Cat Nap Heidi Sands Tanka cat, sleep, sun,
Premium Member Poem SH UP Kim Rodrigues Tanka sleep,
Premium Member Poem while you slept Wren Rushing Senryu sleep,
Lie Anyway Carissa Marie Free verse sleep, anxiety, depression, moving on,
Premium Member Poem Vicious Cycle ilene bauer Rhyme sleep,

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Unslept Night
by Wren Rushing
The meditation of an unslept night,
dancing to the music of silence. 
Waiting for that unseen sight
and my visions to form an alliance. 

To create the...

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

Sleep
by jay moore
Me, No! I hardly sleep
I'll rest when I'm dead
They'll come, Without a peep
Here they are in my head...

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

SLOTH
by Anita Harris
Ev'ry day wasted,
Sleep all day long,
Overwhelmed, anxious,
Slothful--it's wrong.
Father, forgive me;
Help me, I pray.
Calm me, and make me
Useful today....

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

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Senryu-reality check please
by Winged Warrior
reality check please



our reality
stuck within the matrix or...
watching the boob tube 



5/7/5-senryu




Oct.25.2018
Haiku-Senryu- Writing Challenge 
Sponsored by: Dear Heart 
a.k.a. Broken Wings 


Placed 3'rd [4'th of...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: humanity, senses, sleep,

The Quietist Hour
by Dominic Middleton
With my mouth
Gone quiet
So to the light
With a click
I lay my head down
Waiting for the quietest hour
I close my eyes
And see again
The day’s events
From woe...

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

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Risen
by Gershon Wolf
Darkness' hush awaits songbird's melody
   Stars yet twinkle in the arms of night's tree
Dew drops cover the earth; flowers' petals still folded
 ...

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

PECO Philadelphia Electric Company
by matthew harris
PECO (Philadelphia Electric Company)... 
wont get a red cent from me
(explained by following words you see)

No...not until the 
     bitter cold temperature, 
     sans iron...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep, adventure, death, fate, goodbye,

My Avatar
by Michael Robinson
A busy head not much rest

R ewinding thoughts in my head
O nly oh only my eyes would get heavy
S oft pillows, I try to dream...

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

SLEEPING WITH THE CLOUDS
by Jim Yerman
She was never frightened by the night
of it’s silence hard and deep
During the day she made friends with the animals floating in the clouds
Who at...

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

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My Clock Is Off
by Caren Krutsinger
My eyes have closed again
I am way too cozy in this cushy recliner
Determined to stay awake I fight my way to the other side of...

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

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OUCH - LITTLE WHITE LIES
by JAN ALLISON

My hubby just fell out of bed
He banged his elbow and his head
Now I can hear groaning
Expletives and moaning
I’m certain that he isn’t dead!

Only the...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: humorous, hurt, sleep,

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PAYING FOR THE WAKEFULNESS OF THE WEEKEND
by Kim Rodrigues
lids war the endless pursuit
of oxygen dispelled by
the gulp of grounds and stirred cream
...caffeine withdrawal

10/8/2018
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Dodoitsu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep,

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2 am
by Michelle Faulkner
My paper, my pen
My 2 a.m. companions
When the words speak
And won't let me sleep-...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: night, sleep, words, writing,

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SLEEPING
by Line Gauthier


sleeping in my arms
timeless
ageless



posted on October 7, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep, appreciation, care, love, meaningful,

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WHISPERS
by Line Gauthier


whispers of moondust
lightly sprinkled
in young sleepy eyes



posted on October 5, 2018...

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

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DWELLING ON SLEEP
by Kim Rodrigues
the coolness of my pillow
sinking into deepest sleep
i forgive the restless night
it’s all in the past

10/5/2018
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Dodoitsu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep,

A bad day of mine
by Xuefeng Pan
I don't know how could I woke up automatically in the morning
Without any assistance of an alarm set and or a person calling

I automatically woke...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: sleep, day, dream, feelings, morning,

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LULLABY IN A BANGALORE BUNGALOW
by Kim Rodrigues
kine eyes of the moon
lamb’s blanket of starlight
rich dreams til sunrise

9/30/2018
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Haiku | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: dream, sleep,

SOUNDS OF AUTUMN
by Ann Gilmour
Beneath the garden wood pile I hear sounds of excavation
As a hedgehog starts preparing for his autumn hibernation

My tortoise getting drowsy ready for his autumn...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: autumn, sleep, sound,

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Robbed of Hope
by Gershon Wolf
What is sleep?  What are its positions?
Right side?  Left side?  Prone with arms in?
   You seem to have lost all...

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