Sunday, February 21, 2010

night sounds

fraught with such distraught
in darkness he touched her arm;
said, dispel my insomnia

20 comments:

Sweetest in the Gale said...

Yes, it's amazing how distraught we can feel when in the throes of insomnia...beautifully put!

Pearl said...

lovely sounds and evocative scene...

fraught, distraught with such
in darkness he touched her arm;
said, dispel my insomnia

because otherwise it would ahve to be "distress" not distraught, right?

Debra Kay said...

Lovely!

SOL said...

I like the rhyme in the first line and also liked the poem overall.

Andy Sewina said...

And he waved a magic wand, and she slept for a hundred years, perhaps!

<3

Stan Ski said...

All those prompts wrapped up in such a small package - excellent.

Percy Bisque Silley said...

ad hoc

fraught and overwrought
in darkness distraught she taught,
fought, tripped up on her dropped chalk

SandyCarlson said...

A gorgeous invitation.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

If I touch Mrs N's arm at night, she pretends to be asleep. Is that the same?

Amity said...

Thinking beyond words....

Asking some intimacy that will induce her to sleep....

Lorraine said...

beautiful, it does start with a touch ;)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This is a great twofer. Insomina can be fraught with all sorts of worrisome thoughts.

Jessie said...

i for one hope she cured the insomnia. nothing is better than an awakening snack...
lol

Linda Jacobs said...

Oh, this says so much! Sensuous!

fourwindshaiga said...

Just a little comfort, that is all you need. I like your poem.

Tumblewords: said...

Sometimes, that works! Neat take on the prompt.

Loch Rob said...

And after a touch on the arm, the imagery persists. Perhaps relaxed enough to sleep in the aftermath. Very nice.

Yousei Hime said...

The sincere plea is so evident in this. It makes me feel guilty for the times I told my husband I'd rather sleep than talk. Thank you for sharing this.

keiths ramblings said...

Excellence once again

Robin said...

Like some others, I really liked the sensuality in this haiku. "Dispel my insomnia"--great!