...to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free....

05 April, 2011

a poem for today


                                         Keep me from going to sleep too soon
                                         Or if I go to sleep too soon
                                         Come wake me up.  Come any hour
                                         Of night.  Come whistling up the road.
                                         Stomp on the porch.  Bang on the door.
                                         Make me get out of bed and come
                                         And let you in and light a light.
                                         Tell me the northern lights are on
                                         And make me look.  Or tell me clouds
                                         Are doing something to the moon
                                         They never did before, and show me.
                                         See that I see.  Talk to me till
                                         I'm half as wide awake as you
                                         And start to dress wondering why
                                         I ever went to bed at all.
                                         Tell me the walking is superb.
                                         Not only tell me but persuade me.
                                         You know I'm not too hard persuaded.

--Robert Francis


  1. lovely image.

    (i enjoy my sleep too much to invite someone to wake me like the poemsmith above... ) :)

  2. That's a beautiful photo!
    And I have to agree...I do like sleep.
    Then again....I DO need the help to get up!!!