Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Life, Insomnia and Self-imposed Deadlines

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans."
~ John Winston Lennon

Life has interrupted today's Divinipotent Daily — my planned post needs another twenty-four hours to steep. (And let it be said that one of the best things about writing a blog is the ability to give yourself deadline extensions.) Check back tomorrow for some link-laden musings about one of my latest obsessions.

For today, please enjoy a re-post of two of my favorite poems about insomnia, which stopped by Chez Divinipotent for another unwelcome visit last night. 

A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by
One after one; the sound of rain, and bees
Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas,
Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky -
I've thought of all by turns, and still I lie

~ William Wordsworth, "To Sleep"

Sleep is perverse as human nature,
Sleep is perverse as legislature....
So people who go to bed to sleep
Must count French premiers or sheep,
And people who ought to arise from bed
Yawn and go back to sleep instead.

~ Ogden Nash

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