Poetry Tuesday: Blessings on him who invented sleep

I’ve blogged about an insomnia poem before, from thousands of years ago, so this time we get more modern. . . if you can call Cervantes modern!

Blessings on him who invented sleep,
the mantle that covers all human thoughts,
the food that satisfies hunger, the drink
that slakes thirst, the fire that warms cold,
the cold that moderates heat, and, lastly,
the common currency that buys all things,
the balance and weight that equalizes the
shepherd and the king, the simpleton and
the sage.



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