Sharpest, Deepest Sleep

birds minding their own business
Beneath soft covers steeped in dreams
Sleep reveals golden schemes
Left from sharper, warmer day
When calmer night with moonlight beams.

Oceans deepen. High waves spray.
Bounce the ball as children play.
Nothing need be as it seems.
No one turns their own away.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with theme “sharpest image”. Also linked to dVerse Quadrille. Mish is hosting with the word “steep”.

Linked to dVerse Poetry Forms – the Rubaiyat. I like short tetrameter lines and how the AABA rhyme scheme allows the quatrains to be interconnected based on sound.

Sharp With Sleepy Reflections

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

89 thoughts on “Sharpest, Deepest Sleep”

    1. And only afterwards did I realize that you had written two rubai … excellent, they actually work both as separate poems and together… I would actually like them to be a bit separated with numbers or separate titles in the style of Omar Khayyam…

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  1. Warmer days a’comin’–you betcha’. I, too, appreciate the comfort of your rhyme scheme, and the opulent optimistic vibe.

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  2. How sneaky and clever that your quadrille was written in the Rubaiyat form; nice manipulation, for it scores well on both fronts.

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  3. The second reading was just as enjoyable. It is a poem that one can be read twice Frank, and find it fulfilling both times. I got inspired and wrote two rubaiyat love poems for this post – one dark and one light.

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  4. Hi Frank Hope the Deep Freeze in Chicago
    has thawed out for you Some.. Yellow Boy Passed
    Away Last Tuesday so i’ve been a bit out of sorts
    As he Sort of Saved my Soul as an Animal and
    Spirit Soul Mate Back in my Dark Days
    of Dead Zone and it’s True
    Birds Do Flock
    By Spirit in Kindness
    Caring Loving and Forgiveness
    And i will Never Turn a Friend Away
    Helping them through Rough Spots on their way
    Hey as if Cats who are normally Feral Wild Killers for Sport
    Will Come to Love Humans Humans Have This Propensity too..
    And Smiles i took Notice of that Publix Scale at 159 Lbs a long time
    ago for me hehe..
    but i’m sure
    My Heart
    Pump Easier
    if i shed the
    81 or so other Pounds..
    although Hehe i’m afraid i might float away..:)

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      1. SMiLes Frank Love
        Takes Care of Death
        Most Living Now
        The Kindness
        We Give to
        Pets in
        Comfort ‘till
        The End Sadly
        Shared Less
        For our
        Being in Life
        And Death Compassion
        Harm as Well
        As Love is Real..

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