Thursday, June 29, 2006

Sleepless thoughts


Can I remember a time when I thought that trees were just green?
Do I know of a sunrise, or sunset, that doesn't make my soul ache?
Is there always this fire in my gut?
Have these burning fingers always belonged to me?
Was there ever a second when there was not a word for something?
Can I remember a day when I did not write?
Should I hold this moment now to cry at the stars?

(The print is by Gedeon Peteri - Summer Solstice)


Susan said...

That sounds like a really long night!

Maxine Clarke said...

Those are very moving lines, Minx.

Unknown said...

Long and beautiful Susan. I don't cry over my insomnia, just accept that I need very little sleep. Beside which I would never get the ironing done and think how many stars I would miss!