Poetry Tuesday: Insomnia

Written almost 1000 years ago by Abu Amir al-Hammarah, it makes a dreary and hated subject almost flowery.

When the bird of sleep
thought to nest
in my eye

it saw the eyelashes
and flew away
for fear of nets.



2 thoughts on “Poetry Tuesday: Insomnia

  1. A beautiful poem, expressed so eloquently. Nothing like that could be written today, unless it ended with a stanza that said something like….my eyes then conjured an image
    within which little white tablets appeared


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