Themes :

Poems with the theme of Sleep

  A Morning Offering
  Beannacht / Blessing
  For Freedom
  For Presence
  In Praise of the Earth
  Abil-Kheir, Abu-Said Rise early at dawn, when our storytelling begins
  Adyashanti A Tendency to Shine
  Adyashanti Today I Awoke
  AE (Russell, George William) Unity
  Ammons, A. R. Still
  Andal The lotus is greeting the rising sun and the lily has closed its petals; (from Tiruppavai)
  Angelou, Maya A Brave and Startling Truth
  Angelou, Maya Caged Bird
  Angelou, Maya Still I Rise
  Ansari, Khwaja Abdullah Empty Me of Everything But Your Love
  Attar, Farid ud-Din The Nightingale
  Attar, Farid ud-Din The peacock's excuse
  Aurobindo Reminiscence
  Basho, Matsuo Fever-felled half-way
  Battacharya, Mahendranath Screening its face amongst lotus stalks
  Battacharya, Mahendranath Tell me, what are you doing now, Mind
  Berry, Wendell Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front
  Berry, Wendell The Peace of Wild Things
  Berry, Wendell The Wish to Be Generous
  Blake, William Awake! awake O sleeper of the land of shadows (from Jerusalem)
  Blake, William Of the Sleep of Ulro! and of the passage through (from Jerusalem)
  Booth, Philip Saying It
  Brabazon, Francis Once God, that Great Being (from Stay With God)
  Brabazon, Francis The Dawn-Song Of His Mouth (from Stay With God)
  Broughton, James Having Come This Far
  Broughton, James The Gardener of Eden
  Bulleh Shah Bulleh! to me, I am not known
  Bulleh Shah You alone exist; I do not, O Beloved!
  Chiyo-ni, Fukuda a dandelion
  Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Reflections on Having Left a Place of Retirement
  Colliver, Andrew Nocturne
  Crashaw, Richard To the Name above every Name, the Name of Jesus
  cummings, e. e. i am a little church(no great cathedral)
  cummings, e. e. i thank You God for most this amazing
  cummings, e. e. now does our world descend
  Dadu Dayal So priceless is the birth, O brother
  Dogen, Eihei Like tangled hair
  Dogen, Eihei One of six verses composed in An'yoin Temple in Fukakusa, 1230:
  Feuerstein, Georg Squaring the Circle
  Fox, John Home Equity
  Galib, Seyh Love is a lamp of God, I am its moth
  Gibran, Kahlil Bewildered
  Gibran, Kahlil Good and Evil
  Giraut de Bornelh Reis glorios / Glorious king
  Gorakhnath Gorakh Bani
  Granger, Ivan M. Fidelity
  Hafiz It Is Time to Wake Up!
  Hafiz (Ladinsky, Daniel) Covers Her Face with Both Hands
  Halevi, Judah O My Lord, Your dwelling places are lovely
  Hallaj, Mansur al- If They Only Knew
  Han-Ch'ing, Kuan Idle Wandering
  Han-shan (Cold Mountain) Beneath high cliffs I live alone
  Hanh, Thich Nhat Please Call Me by My True Names
  Heschel, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Intimate Hymn
  Hirshfield, Jane The Task
  Holderlin, Friedrich Remembrance
  Holderlin, Friedrich Hyperion's Song of Destiny
  Holderlin, Friedrich All the Fruit...
  Holderlin, Friedrich Bread and Wine, Part 7
  Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku [4] Once we awaken to the Tathagata-Zen (from The Shodoka)
  ibn Gabirol, Solomon Lord of the World
  Ikkyu (Sojun, Ikkyu) To write something and leave it behind us
  Iqbal, Allama Muhammad To the Saqi (from Baal-i-Jibreel)
  Islam, Nazrul Come silently like the Moon
  Islam, Nazrul Let's Meet Hereafter!
  Islam, Nazrul O Nightingale!
  Islam, Nazrul Syama wakes on the cremation grounds
  Jacobsen, Rolf When They Sleep
  Kabir O Slave, liberate yourself
  Kalidas (Edwards, Lawrence) What mind can possibly approach you
  Kalidasa Exhortation of the Dawn
  Kerouac, Jack The Scripture of the Golden Eternity
  Khayyam, Omar [2] Dreaming when Dawn's Left Hand was in the Sky
  Kobra, Najmoddin What never existed
  Krishnamurti, Jiddu Song of the Beloved (from The Immortal Friend)
  Kuzminsky, Irina A Sequence of Embraces
  Lalan How the days drag
  Lawrence, D. H. Pax
  Lee, Li-Young Become Becoming
  Lee, Li-Young Night Mirror
  Leon, Luis de Ode to Francisco Salinas
  Leon, Luis de The Life Removed
  Levertov, Denise Seeing for a Moment
  Levine, Stephen Half life
  Llull, Ramon January (from The Book of the Lover and Beloved)
  Machado, Antonio Last night, as I was sleeping [Bly]
  Machado, Antonio Proverbs and Songs
  Machado, Antonio Songs
  Machado, Antonio The Waterwheel
  Maharshi, Ramana The Marital Garland of Letters
  Marpa (Lotsawa, Marpa) Realisation of Dreams and Mind
  McCombs, Chris Is This Your Time?
  Meher Baba The Beloved's Poem on His Dhuni
  Merton, Thomas The Sowing of Meanings
  Meshullam da Piera Song at Dawn
  Mueller, Lisel Monet Refuses the Operation
  Namdev He is the One in many
  Naropa The View, Concisely Put
  Nematollah Vali, Shah The Point of the Circle
  Neruda, Pablo Too Many Names
  Nirmala A lasting marriage
  Nirmala why fear this moment
  O'Donohue, John For a New Beginning
  Oliver, Mary Mysteries, Yes
  Oliver, Mary Spring
  Oliver, Mary Thirst
  Osborne, Arthur Death
  P'ang Yun (Layman P'ang) No-greed surpasses charity
  Pampattic Cittar One must delve deep
  Po Chu-i Staying at Bamboo Lodge
  Pope, Alexander Solitude: An Ode
  Rahman Baba Antics of the Age
  Ramprasad (Sen, Ramprasad) Kulakundalini, Goddess Full of Brahman, Tara
  Ramprasad (Sen, Ramprasad) Once for all, this time
  Ramprasad (Sen, Ramprasad) So I say: Mind, don't you sleep
  Ramprasad (Sen, Ramprasad) Why disappear into formless trance?
  Ramsay, Jay At Fintry House
  Ramsay, Jay I saw a great light come down over London
  Ramsay, Jay In the Aber Valley
  Ramsay, Jay Infinity and Beyond
  Ramsay, Jay Sadhu
  Ramsay, Jay Sadhu
  Ramsay, Jay St. Ives
  Ravidas When I existed
  Rilke, Rainer Maria For your sake poets sequester themselves
  Rilke, Rainer Maria I am praying again, Awesome One
  Rilke, Rainer Maria I find you, Lord, in all Things and in all
  Rilke, Rainer Maria We are the driving ones
  Roethke, Theodore The Waking
  Rosenstock, Gabriel not the slaked thirst of Bayazid
  Rosenstock, Gabriel (8) Barefoot (from Year of the Goddess)
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin Inner Wakefulness
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin Seizing my life in your hands, you thrashed me clean
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin That moon which the sky never saw
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin The real work belongs to someone who desires God
  Rumi, Mevlana Jelaluddin Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
  Saraha The Royal Song of Saraha (Dohakosa)
  Sarton, May New Year Resolve
  Sarton, May The Work of Happiness
  Saure, Gunter The Meeting
  silent lotus Feel the Peace
  silent lotus In the Clearing
  Snyder, Gary At Tower Peak
  Snyder, Gary Earth Verse
  Solovyov, Vladimir The Sign
  Solovyov, Vladimir Three Meetings
  Solovyov, Vladimir Near, far off, not here, not there
  Soseki, Muso Buddha's Satori
  Stafford, William Being a Person
  Stafford, William Vocation
  Stafford, William Yes
  Stein, Edith Novena Of The Holy Spirit
  Symeon the New Theologian We awaken in Christ's body
  Szymborska, Wislawa I'm Working on the World
  Tagore, Rabindranath On many an idle day have I grieved over lost time (from Gitanjali)
  Teasdale, Sara It Is Not a Word
  Teasdale, Sara Oh You Are Coming
  Teasdale, Sara The Fountain
  Tennyson, Alfred The Higher Pantheism
  Thomas, R. S. Lore
  Thompson, Francis The Hound of Heaven
  Tilopa Song of the Mahamudra (Tilopa's Song to Naropa)
  Tolkien, J. R. R. The Road Goes Ever On
  Traherne, Thomas Love
  Trungpa, Chogyam The Education of the Warrior
  Tsvetaeva, Marina I know the truth
  Tu Fu Visiting the Monastery at Lung-men
  Tukaram If Only you would
  Tukaram This heart of mine is determined that for me now
  Ungar, Lynn Camas Lillies
  Ungar, Lynn The Way It Is
  Vivekananda Song of the Sanyasin
  Walters, Dorothy Gifts
  Wei, Wang Stone Gate Temple in the Blue Field Mountains
  Whitman, Walt I think I could turn and live with animals
  Whitman, Walt O Captain! my Captain!
  Yeats, William Butler Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
  Yeats, William Butler The Secret Rose
  Yogananda, Paramahansa God! God! God!
  Yogananda, Paramahansa OM