Star-stitched sleep

A tritina for the Secret Keeper”s writing prompt.



Silver nets catch star fish in the night,

And lines cast from the cloudy depths of time

Ravel up the dreams that mend our sleep.


When all our loves and hopes are drowned in sleep

And drift like phantom feathers in the night,

We shiver in the yawning cold of time.


Life spins so fast and leaves us little time

To waste in the oblivion of sleep,

I count instead the haul of star-stitched night.


Night time, I will sleep amid a shoal of stars.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

10 thoughts on “Star-stitched sleep”

      1. You remind me of a great exercise for singers. Pronounce the text below, leaving out all vowels. The consonants should be exaggerated for better effect.

        To stop the train
        in cases of ermergency
        pull on the chain
        penalty for improper use: five punds

        Good luck!

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