REBLOG: ‘Sleep Writing’ by Yassy Khan


Poems whisper to me as I prepare for bed
Like a lullaby I hear them in my head 
I fall asleep holding my notebook tight 
Clutch my pen feeling the ink glowing bright 
I dream I am writing in my slumber 
But when awake I canโ€™t remember 
To capture elusive words that run asunder 
Many a time I make a wordy blunder 
I try to get back words from where they meander 
There is no paper, there is no pen 
I donโ€™t have to cross my tโ€™s 
And dot my iโ€™s 
I donโ€™t need to write a rhyme 
Or make the syllables chime 
My mind letโ€™s go and feels sublime 
With the spoken word I converse 
Dreams come to me in the form of a verse
A monologue 
In a soliloquy 
A symphony of my 
Soulโ€™s piquancy.


Yassy Khan

30 thoughts on “REBLOG: ‘Sleep Writing’ by Yassy Khan”

  1. If a yes is to jest
    Can I say I’m them the best
    An insult for a con
    Descend in her pubis moms
    Like a fold, I see so clear
    What this poet tends to hold dear
    Who’s clever now?

        1. Please feel free to call me ‘David’ ~ that’s my first name.

          The word ‘ben’ simply means ‘son of’ in Hebrew, and my father’s name was ‘Alexander’. I created this blog in his memory, you see.

          I know it’s confusing because ‘Ben’ is also a popular name in English ~ I’m sorry for the confusion!


  2. This is a brilliant poem by Yassy David! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Just commented on the original post! A perfect description of the writers life especially during the night. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  3. Lovely lucid dreaming
    Khan has a knack for storytelling
    Composed in poetry
    In the dreaming of dreams
    Questioned secrets are revealed
    In a dazzling interpretation of the image.

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