Sleep, A Watercolor

“When you go,
if you go,
And I should want to die,
there’s nothing I’d be saved by
more than the time
you fell asleep in my arms
in a trust so gentle
I let the darkening room
drink up the evening, till
rest, or the new rain
lightly roused you awake.
I asked if you heard the rain in your dream
and half dreaming still you only said, I love you.”
– Edwin Morgan, Selected Poems

Sleep, Jennifer Allison
Sleep, Jennifer Allison

 

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3 thoughts on “Sleep, A Watercolor

  1. Swami Tommy September 10, 2013 / 11:04 pm

    Nice to see you painting again. This is beautiful.

  2. gabrielablandy September 11, 2013 / 5:56 am

    It’s funny how things happen – in terms of timing. I’ve drifted away from being up to date with many blogs I love and am now just catching up. And here I discover a post that has so much meaning for me now. I just love this poem – and your gorgeous sketch. This bit especially: ‘there’s nothing I’d be saved by
    more than the time
    you fell asleep in my arms…’ Just gorgeous! I hope you’ve been well 😉

    • onestreetshy September 12, 2013 / 3:22 pm

      I have been a bit absent myself. Welcome back and thank you for your kind words Gabriela.

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