Somnes Says
from the Somniad

Dennis Saleh


Somnes says
Somnus
fulcrum
fulcrum

Sleep
be with
you
everywhere

If thy
head cannot
be with
thy pillow

put thy
pillow
with thy
head

Enjoy
sleep
in all
ways

and in
all
things
as Lord

Wisdom
begins
with
the pillow

wise men
say
and
Somnes

Build
not
thy
sleep

upon
paper
but
the rock

Speak not
when thy
pillow
dreams

and the
fullness
of thy
sleep

and the
increase
of thy
sleep

shall be
as the
sleep
of shadows

and the
sleep
of shadows

and the
sleep
of the
horizon

Light
not
thy
candle

at
either
end
nor thy lamp

Ask not
wind for
the least
thing

and
make
not
thy bed

and thy
pillow
upon its
day

From
riches
ashes
from

ashes
wonder
from
sleep

all
things
as thou
needest

if thy
skull
be thy
pillow

thou
shalt
not
want

Supplicate
night
and
fill

thy pillow
after
its
manner

Sleep
putteth
away
vanity

and
the
false
dream

Many
are asleep
Few
chosen

As many
as sleep
are not
the dreamer

As many
as dream
do not
know

Sleep
Somnes
says
for thou

knowest
not
when
thy wake

Copyright CrossConnect, Inc. 1996

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