A Remedy for Insomnia by Vera Pavlova

A Remedy for Insomnia
Vera Pavlova

Not sheep coming down the hills,
not cracks on the ceiling—
count the ones you loved,
the former tenants of dreams
who would keep you awake,
once meant the world to you,
rocked you in their arms,
those who loved you . . .
You will fall asleep, by dawn, in tears.

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Beautiful. This poem is just so damn beautiful. I already praised it in my mother tongue and it ended up incoherent so I don’t think I can do much here. But, you don’t need me telling you that this poem is so great. Easily a shoo-in in my fave poems of all time.

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I'm a TV and film junkie. Be it American, Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, I watch them all. No wonder I don't have enough sleep and hard drive memory. Hee. And oh, fangirling is my business.

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