Monday, May 07, 2007

One Deep Breath - "Sleep"

Sleeping love touches
breathing into each other
two dreams become one

Sleeping soldiers dream
faces turn to little boys
a moment of peace


Pictures from StockXpert

25 comments:

Tinker said...

These two poems are just beautiful - and that second one is especially touching, Tammy. They are so young and risking so much for us...At least they found a moment of peace along the way.
XO

Clare said...

Beautiful haiku and photos -- thank you!

Catherine said...

I love the first one especially, and the way you manage to find the perfect photo to go with your words (or do you find the photo first and then find the perfect words to go with it?)

Tabor said...

I am still having trouble reading your text against the patterned background. I have to highlight the text with my mouse to see it...must be some setting on my PC since no one else is complaining.

Crafty Green Poet said...

The first is beautifully romantic. The second is sobering because it is so true, it makes you think how vulnerable they really are.

Colorful Prose said...

I really like the first with the feet photo!

jem said...

The first one is great. I love the image of 'breathing into each other' - as if they are keeping each other alive, enriching each other, together even whilst unconscious.

Sandy said...

The first one is so beautiful, the second so sad. Great poems, Tammy.

Regina Clare Jane said...

These are wonderful, Tammy... and I am so sorry about the loss of your friend, Helen. I just read about it on the ODB site...
You were a true friend to her and thank you so much for sharing her beauty with us...
Bless you and her...
xoxo

bella said...

Both of these are beautiful Tammy. The last one a little sad, but then again, the political state of our world is sad. Well done!

Star said...

Love the first one--the security of being close to a loved one allowing you to sleep peacefully.

And the soldiers, how do they sleep at all with the stress they must be under?

Pam said...

Beautiful poems, you have such depth. The one with the feet tickled me and brought a smile.

XXOO!

Nancy said...

I just love how these two poems weld together into one perfect one.

Hugs to you,
Nancy

Amber said...

Wow, these are both great. I really love the soldiers...I want to hug and kiss them. They all look like my brother.

:)

Patois said...

Wonderful, both. The soldiers really sticks with me. I imagine everyone's dream faces do that. Thank you for pointing that out.

Unfolding Rose said...

these are so thoughtful - i love the first and my heart pulled at the second.

turquoise cro said...

I FEEL so sorry for these young boys! Love and many prayers for them! xoCinda

kintheatl said...

I love these...the pictures with the words are perfect!

Remiman said...

Tammy,
Marvelous haiku and so appropo.
rel

daisies said...

wow ~ this has such amazing impact. you constantly amaze me with your beautiful talent ... xox

get zapped said...

WOW! You really struck a cord in the second one. These are special...

giggles said...

Tammy this is just priceless! The words the pictures....perfect!

Hugs Sherrie

Ron said...

Lovely indeed. Both so well done. Breathing into each other says it all so well.

megan said...

the first time I read "two dreams become one" it felt like the unsleeping parts were mingling in the air while the bodies slept. When I read it again, I remembered how two people share common dreams. Both levels are beautiful. Thank you.

Vedrana M. said...

beautiful words..