Poetry challenge #39: Sleep walking

Le Somnambule is a clever little painting. At first glance, the bright colours and simplistic figures with their awkward gestures remind me of an illustration in a children’s picture book. Looking closer though, the three faces seem anxious and their gestures more a question of not waving but drowning. And what is the cat looking at? I’d be interested to see how you interpret this theme of

Sleep walking


I have used the cinquain form for this one. Shadow Poetry gives a detailed and interesting account of it’s creation, and how to write a good one. You don’t have to use the form if you don’t want to. Whichever form you choose, post the link to your post in the comments below before next Tuesday. Have fun!




fills my light steps

unseen, no touch, no sound,

shadows gather, darkness leads me

to sleep.


Watching you


I watch

you step lightly,

walking in a dream world,

blindly yearning, reach for the moon.

Come back!