As Sleep Serenely Comes

Sleep Serenely Comes Tonight, in those moments when sleep
Silently and serenely appears,
When words are forgotten at close of prayer….
Tension leaves the body.
Hidden in dreamy darkness is vast spaciousness
Without boundaries, without edges.

Here in the wonder is both bright clarity,
Yet blurred within hovering fog
Sweeping across the lake on tender breeze—
Stars, moon and consciousness provide the only light,
Reflecting on water’s surface and drops of dew….
Body’s boat drifting, drifting, drifting into the calm,
Away from solidity of Earth
Entering deeper tranquility without intention or effort,
Final word of “Amen” upon my lips….

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