Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening

Sliver sounds
Voice shards
Pierce sweet sleep--

Ripping me from
Dense dreams.

Ruth Powers, copyright 2009


  1. Most of the time, I love my in-color, vivid dreams. Occasionally, I'm glad to wake up from them!

  2. Dr. J.,

    Me too!

    I was thinking of this poem as kind of having a double meaning--it could be waking up from ordinary sleep, or waking up from complacency, which is good, but often painful.

    I enjoy condensing long, rambling and complex thoughts and feelings into simple and minimalist poetry. It's an enjoyable hobby for me.

  3. I write poetry also. Occasionally I put one on my column. Sometimes I go back and read stuff from years ago. Interesting, it can really say a lot about how I was feeling at the time.

  4. Dr. J.,

    If you want to write poetry for fun, AND get feedback about it, check out this site: I've been posting there since 2003 (sometimes a lot, sometimes barely). You can post poetry, fiction, etc., and also review others works. It's fun.