Tanka 15

15.
Not able to sleep
Iā€™m not bothered by nightmares
a too-soft mattress
a snoring spouse. My old pal,
insomnia, spares me. Thanks.

6/2/16

Clay tile - Five friends on the beach under the moon.

Clay tile – Five friends on the beach under the moon.

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11 thoughts on “Tanka 15

  1. Yes. When I saw the photo of this tile in my archive I knew it was the right one for this poem because though I don’t live near the beach I often imagine myself walking by the ocean when I can’t sleep. A great way to calm myself to sleep.

  2. I love the clay tile. Insomnia is something I’ve struggled with since my teens, mostly chronic but sometimes acute. Over many years, I’ve trained myself to rest my senses and my body and resist the temptation to get out of bed and do something more stimulating. Sleep deprivation is pretty abysmal at times though.

  3. Thank you. You know, I never have trouble sleeping, something I’ve always taken for granted. But I have learned how hard it is for many to get a good night’s rest. I did a couple of poems about not sleeping because of this.

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