Compare and contrast my effort

YOUR SLEEP

 

At least I grasp

    the title

    Though the

    Pillow of verse

    Eludes me

 

A haiku it is not

Your skeep it is

Ineluctable

Yet

Silent.

 

(If that's a pair of Haiku I'm a yak's nephew!)

 

      Paul, for Annie December 2011

 

... with that of Nikki Giovanni....


MY SLEEP

 

I appreciate my sleep

    In sleep my conversation

    is witty

    My home is dusted

    My office work

    Is up to date

     The dog

    is even

    well bahved

    And food is on the table

    on time

 

But then

    when I'm asleep

    I don't have you

    to chatter and confuse

My hungry heart

 

          Nikki Giovanni 2009

 

" The memories of long love gather like drifting snow, poignant as the mandarin ducks who float side by side in sleep." ~ Lady Murasaki