Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sleep--By Pam Murray--Canada

Sleep

Down through the layers I silently fall
Past glimpses of dreams that I barely recall.
The warmth of a quilt, like a comforting shell
Enfolded in moonlight is weaving its spell

With memories of childhood that dance everywhere
And dark grown-up worries I no longer share.
Deeper and deeper I slowly drift through
An ocean that holds my soul in review;

Those years that have touched me and helped me to be
A person who, moment by moment, sets free
The passions I’ve nurtured, both happy and sad.
I slip through my sleep with these feelings I’ve had

And know that my heart will be catching each thread
To weave the great tapestry inside my head
While I find the peace of my blissful repose,
The sweetest experience anyone knows.

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Pam Murray has been writing poetry since the mid-1960’s.  She was married for over 41 years and has two daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson.  Pam has been published in a variety of venues.  Her proudest writing accomplishment was a poem she wrote for a United Way fundraiser, which was later framed with a French translation and hung on the wall of the legislature in Ottawa, Canada.  To her, poetry is a transposition of a vision she sees in her mind.  Writing and crocheting are her passions.

20 comments:

  1. Hi there, Pam and welcome to Whispers! Your poem is very soft and beautiful like a wonderful lullaby. Sounds like you have built up some awesome memories which are always very soothing when one feels down in the dumps on occasion. I have enjoyed the read! Thank you for sharing! Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

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    1. Thank you so much, Sheri. I tend to reflect my emotions as I write my poetry and there is something special about those moments when you sink into sleep at the end of the day.
      Pam

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  2. Welcome to Whispers, Pam! I love the way you settle into your comforter and let the moonlight and memories work their magic. I enjoyed this artistic write and am especially fond of the line: "An ocean that holds my soul in review." As we fall asleep, we dip into this ocean.

    Best wishes,
    Carolyn

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    1. Thank you Carolyn. Yes, that is what I feel too.

      Pam

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  3. Nice passionate poem, Pam. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations
    www.tgbtgpublictions.com

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  4. Sleep, blissful sleep. Your poem lulls me with its inspiration into quiet thoughts of blissful sleep Pam. This poem is a real beauty! Blessings, Connie

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    1. Thank you Connie,
      My most peaceful moments in a day are when I am sinking into sleep at the end of it.

      Pam

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  5. Wonderful. very visual and well written. Well done. Best wishes. Pete.

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    1. Thank you so much Pete. Best wishes to you as well.

      Pam

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  6. Hi Pam,

    A wonderfully written dreamy poem to ponder upon as one is about to fall off to sleep.
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this evening thank you for sharing poetry with us and hope to read more in the future.

    Sandra Stefanowich

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    1. Thank you so much Sandra. I love writing and sharing. Your comments mean a lot to me.

      Pam

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  7. Dear Pam,

    Thank you for all the wonderful comments you have left for other writers. It is people like you that make Whispers possible. You are so talented my friend. Glad to see other people enjoy your words too.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  8. Dear Pam,

    You have really caught my attention with this poem. I've read many books on dreams and you convey their content very artistically. Some people think dreams predict the future, but I believe they are the "tapestry" of memories that we have already experience. This is an amazing poem!

    Best wishes,
    Carolyn

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    1. Thank you so much. I have read that dreams are a way the mind has of sorting through feelings and issues. I believe this is so and that is why so many people can relate their dreams to something they've experienced or read.

      Pam

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  9. Hi Pam
    Loved this poem with its great imagery. You described the blissful
    State of repose so well.
    Love,
    Yvonne (Sparkes)

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    1. Thank you Yvonne. This is one of those moments I love so well.

      Pam

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  10. Thank you, Suzanne Clement, for the following--

    How blissful sleep can be, Pam. You certainly show it in this poem.

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