Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sleep Brings No Joy

Sleep Brings No Joy

Sleep brings no joy to me,
Remembrance never dies;
My soul is given to misery,
And lives in sighs.

Sleep brings no rest to me;
In soundest sleep they come,
And with their doleful imagery
Deepen the gloom.

Sleep brings no strength to me,
No power renewed to brave;
I only sail a wilder sea,
A darker wave.

Sleep brings no friend to me
To soothe and aid to bear;
They all gaze on - how scornfully!
And I despair.

Sleep bring no wish to fret
My harassed heart beneath;
My only wish is to forget
In the endless sleep of death.