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Sleep - Poem by Russell Edson

There was a man who didn't know how to sleep; nodding
off every night into a drab, unprofessional sleep. Sleep that
he'd grown so tired of sleeping.
He tried reading The Manual of Sleep, but it just put him
to sleep. That same old sleep that he had grown so tired of
sleeping . . .
He needed a sleeping master, who with a whip and a
chair would discipline the night, and make him jump through
hoops of gasolined fire. Someone who could make a tiger sit
on a tiny pedestal and yawn . . .


Comments about Sleep by Russell Edson

  • Rookie - 171 Points Terence Collings (2/3/2016 9:23:00 AM)

    So originally precise and winsome. A liliting, Learesque parody of life's absurdities...love it! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 40,938 Points Ratnakar Mandlik (2/3/2016 4:39:00 AM)

    A special type of humor. Amusing and entertaining too. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chris Bowen (1/20/2008 12:26:00 AM)

    who gets you through those days, i wonder (Report) Reply

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Poems About Sleep

  1. 51. Sleep , Russell Edson
  2. 52. Evening Song , Kenneth Fearing
  3. 53. My Friend Of Misery (Prose) , Sameera Alshaikh
  4. 54. Work Gangs , Carl Sandburg
  5. 55. The Iliad: Book 14 , Homer
  6. 56. Obiit Mdcccxxxiii (Entire) , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  7. 57. The Singing In God's Acre , Eugene Field
  8. 58. Night Song , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  9. 59. Ere Sleep Comes Down To Soothe The Weary.. , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  10. 60. Sleep, Sleep, My Sweet One Sleep , Emmanuel George Cefai
  11. 61. The Magnetic Lady To Her Patient , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  12. 62. Lullaby , Edith Nesbit
  13. 63. Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 12 , Saadi Shirazi
  14. 64. The Cenci : A Tragedy In Five Acts , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  15. 65. The Castle Of Indolence , James Thomson
  16. 66. Ilicet , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  17. 67. A Mother's Lullaby , Valsa George
  18. 68. Remords Posthume (Posthumous Remorse) , Charles Baudelaire
  19. 69. The Brethren , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  20. 70. Sleep Oh Blessed Sleep , Susan Alldred Lugton
  21. 71. Let The Night Sleep , Subbaraman N V
  22. 72. Sleep , Leigh Ladd
  23. 73. In Memory Of John Fairfax , Henry Kendall
  24. 74. Nightfall In Dordrecht , Eugene Field
  25. 75. The Broomfield Hill , Andrew Lang
  26. 76. The Hour Before Dawn , William Butler Yeats
  27. 77. Serenade , Thomas Hood
  28. 78. The Loving Shepherdess , Robinson Jeffers
  29. 79. Le Léthé (Lethe) , Charles Baudelaire
  30. 80. Lullaby , Harriet Monroe
  31. 81. The Life Of A Cat , Laurence Overmire
  32. 82. Sleep! Sleep! Sleep! , jerine james
  33. 83. Battle Of Will & Exhaustion, Mother & Ch.. , Jenny Factor
  34. 84. Sleep , Khairul Ahsan
  35. 85. Lullaby , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  36. 86. Sleep , Salmaan Sheriff
  37. 87. The Odyssey , Homer
  38. 88. Work - The Cycle , Micron
  39. 89. Rock Me To Sleep , Elizabeth Akers Allen
  40. 90. A Rocking Hymn , George Wither
  41. 91. Sleep Little Baby , Walterrean Salley
  42. 92. My Plight. , Bernard Shaw
  43. 93. My Angel, I Love To Watch You Sleep....... , Ravi Sathasivam
  44. 94. Lullaby , Arthur Henry Adams
  45. 95. Book Iv - Part 04 - Some Vital Functions , Lucretius
  46. 96. Can'T Sleep No More , Courtney Steele
  47. 97. Every Morning's Mourning. , Q. R. Gibson
  48. 98. Sleep , Hopeless Heart
  49. 99. When We Sleep... , merna ibrahim
  50. 100. (sleep) , Salmaan Sheriff
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