Listening to every heart
Request of Morpheus
I want you so, oh Morpheus, to come to me tonight
I need peace and quiet, and a silent, non-dream flight
into a warm, calming place of beautiful, serene abode,
take me please oh Morpheus, till morning do me hold.
I beseech thee, sweet Morpheus, to hold my dreams away,
for theyíve left me so uneasy, held me in darknessí sway
between the dreaming and reality every single night,
oh I beg of you, dear Morpheus, take away all dreams in sight.
I desire tonight, oh Morpheus, some blessed hours of peace,
hold me soft, hold me warm, I beg on bended knees,
for Iíve said my prayers, oh please, and for now I yearn
for blessed release from my dreams, oh please do turn
my night of repose into one of quiet, not to toss or turn about,
so in the morning Iíll wake well, not feel as if Iíd shout
to heaven to hear oh how, my nerves have been so frayed
oh Morpheus, youíll never know, just how to you Iíve prayed.
So hear me now, hear me true, know Iím facing fact
if I donít sleep sound tonight, heaven knows how Iíll act;
for thereíve been signs that Iíll know not what it is to do,
except, sweet Morpheus, if not I sleep, Iíll come after you.
3 November 1999
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow