Sleep, Sweet Sleep

Wednesday May 18, 2011


It’s Tuesday evening, and I’m getting ready to pre-post for Wednesday. I’m out the door and off to school by 7 AM, so it’s just easier to post the previous evening.

I could stay up and write the post in my head…
but I need to sleep.

So I’m going to share a poem with you – one that brings the issue of sleep and rest home, in a new way.

I don’t like the man who doesn’t sleep,
says God.

Sleep is the friend of man,
Sleep is the friend of God.

Sleep is perhaps the most beautiful thing
I have created.
And I myself rested on the seventh day.…

But they tell me that there are men
Who work well and sleep badly.
Who don’t sleep.

What a lack of confidence in me.
(French poet Charles Peguy)

So I’ll put my times in His hands…and my head on the pillow.

4 comments:

Karen said...

Laura, I love that poem! What a great lesson.

Johnnie said...

Laura, this is lovely. (yawn!)

Me said...

I need to post this beside my bed, Laura! We forget that God was the original rest-er. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Victoria said...

How awesome!

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