Impressionable Dozer

Impressionable Dozer

The whole house is sleeping—the dogs and the cats
on the chair and the sofa and their cushy mats.
Even the air seems stilled in its rush.
I am calmed by its torpor and lulled by its hush.

Although there are labors I know I should do,
I survey my agenda and plan it anew.
It’s hot in my bedroom, but the sofa looks nice.
I go to the kitchen for water and ice.

Then I grab my computer and spread myself out.
With no one to disturb, as there’s no one about,

I may nod off myself before long, but I hope
that I’ll finish this first, but as you can see…..


The dVerse Poets prompt today is to write a Quadrille on the topic of sleep. Ironically, just before looking up the prompt, I had just taken the above photos and was thinking of writing about exactly that topic. Thus, this poem that half-fills the bill. Not a quadrille, but I really did fall asleep before finishing it so I should get double points for succumbing that fully to the prompt..

Now, guess where I am headed?


37 thoughts on “Impressionable Dozer


    So you scratch their ears,, and even down their back, snuggle them with a love attack, squeeze them in a soft warm hug, feeling them so nice and snug, then that big lug seems to say: ‘sorry no more for you ahead”, and jumps off the bed /

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      So strange. I replied to this but none of my replies took. My WP was acting absolutely schizophrenic at the time. At any rate, yes, true, but luckily not always.


    1. lifelessons Post author

      A very short one.. and then when I headed to the hammock, a friend dropped by so we had a glass of wine and a very nice conversation instead. I’d been wanting to see her for a long time so it was very pleasant. It’s now nearly 11 PM and I still haven’t had my long nap but I’m no longer tired.

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  2. rothpoetry

    I love the way your poem ties in your sleepy animals with your snoozing off in the chair. That is what happened to me last night. I only got through two posts before I was gone! :>)



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