NaPoWriMo – Day Four

gently you lay against me
breathing rhythmically
in
out
heart beat

an occasional utterance
as a dream escapes
breaking the nights monotony
a fluttering of eyes
then sleep again

gently you lay against me

© Dawn Whitehand 2017

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NaPoWriMo – day one

lying still
my head
sinks deeper
into the pillow

and it arrives

the buzzing
in my body
every extremity
vibrating

to my core

then floating
gradually
an arm
a leg

a sudden pulling

sucked into a vortex
I am flying
escaping the earthbound anchor
that is my body

Astral Travel – Ink on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2017

More Insomnia

sleep is evasive (3.53 am)
the long dark shadows of night
a security blanket (3.54 am)
enveloping my thoughts
cleansing my mind (3.55 am)
stealing my sanity
eroding my self (3.56 am)

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2015

 

 

 

Dreaming

a dragging sensation
pulling
clutching my ankles

random voices calling
laughing
whispering my name

a dog barking
hollow
echoing through me

am I awake?
lucid?
or dreaming still?

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© Dawn Whitehand 2015

Day Two Hundred and Two: 10th February, 2013

the voices are rising louder in my head
indistinguishable whispers
now audible screams
yelling a language
only i understand

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2013

Day Two Hundred and One: 9th February 2013

when your letter arrived
my hands shook in rythmic harmony
and a solitary bead of sweat
slid uncomfortably down my nose
I placed it (you) on the empty kitchen table
gazing at it (you) over the boiling kettle
that turned itself off and startled me
back to reality
and my bleary eyes rested on the clean white envelope
that would remain unopened

Acrylic and Pastel on Handmade Paper

Acrylic and Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2013

Day Two Hundred: 8th February 2013

lying still
eyes closed
empty mind
awaiting inspiration
but instead
random thoughts invade
the bare canvas
remains blank

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2013

Day One Hundred and Ninety Eight: 6th February 2013

the old papers are rolled up
tightly
and bound with brown string
piled
on top of the cupboard
safely
storing long forgotten pasts
and memories of an inspired future

Pencil on Handmade Paper

Pencil on Handmade Paper

© Dawn Whitehand 2013

Day One Hundred and Ninety Seven: 5th February 2013

the door is ajar
and banging lightly
…tap tap
as a breeze pushes
through the window frame
…rattle rattle
and the walls shift
…creak creak
foundations adjusting their moorings

and i lie here in the darkness and listen
to a house
that groans
heavy with the memories of time

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Day One Hundred and Ninety Six: 4th February 2013

icy trembling skin
body shivers contorted
eyes squint misty
silhouettes emerge converge
ghostly figures leering
a familiar face
vague memories resurface
almost within grasp
now fading away

Pastel on Handmade Paper

Pastel on Handmade Paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Dawn Whitehand 2013