Pen and Moon

musings, life lessons & poetry from Theresa Jarosz Alberti

Tag: relax

A Bouquet of Poetry

In the midst of this bustling holiday season, I offer you a bouquet of poetry. I know for myself that it’s so good and necessary to stop a moment, breathe and relax. A little poetry break might be just the thing.

Today I have put together a list of poems from my Poetry Challenge last April. Perhaps one or two will spark your interest and help you take that moment of respite from busyness. Self-care is so important, how ever you choose to do that. I need to remind myself that a lot! Continue reading

Poem: OH SOMNOLENT ONE

Poetry Monday! Here’s something to hopefully brighten your day. Or at least distract you from Monday-ness…

“Man is the only mammal that willingly delays sleep.”   — National Sleep Foundation

I was born knowing how to sleep,
a blissful baby sleepyhead like
most. Yet sometime in my
sensitive-brain big-imagination
kid days, I froze:  “You mean
I could DIE before I WAKE?”
That prayer I’d said
hundreds of nights now
sinking in. Have I ever
slept well again since? Continue reading

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