who needs sleep?

I have been struggling with some can't-sleep-ed-ness lately...I don't quite think it's insomnia yet...not sure what else to call it.

When I can't sleep--even though I have on my fluffy sleepy-time-make-me-too-warm-and-comatose socks on, I've fired up iTunes and have my sleepy time jazz play list on, and I've read myself silly--I turn to poetry. I stumbled upon this Yeats poem, which as you can see, has nothing to do with sleeplessness, but was lovely. So I am sharing.  

"The Old Men Admiring Themselves in the Water"
I heard the old, old men say
'Everything alters,
And one by one we drop away.'
They had hands like claws, and their knees
Were twisted like the old thorn trees
By the waters.
I heard the old, old men say
'All that's beautiful drifts away
Like the waters.'
--W.B. Yeats

Not even Yeats is helping. I am switching to Iron & Wine and hoping for the best...

But before I go, I wave a sleepy hand of hello to new follower, Dave from My Little Corner of the World. Welcome, friend.


Brett Minor said…
I am only 40 and I already understand that poem. Parts of me are gone and the parts that are still here don't work as well as they used to.
Jennpav said…
Yeah! Iron and Wine! Yeats is tough reading man. I'm on a Stephen King jag at the moment. I moved my blog over to wordpress and now I can't figure out how to follow you. Do you have an email sign-up? Am I retarded? Don't answer that, I have incriminating pictures.
Congrats on Ohio!
Miss you!
Jenny P
Lettuce Be Clear
Jenny! Hey, I will start following you again. Not sure how to do it through wordpress...try googling it. :)
Brett Minor said…
Since you are using Blogger, you have a Google account. Go to Google reader and click the red SUBSCRIBE button at the top left. You can then put in the address of the blog you want to follow. It will keep you updated when they enter a new posts.

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