Only Sleep Redeems – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon



“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside awakes.”  Carl Jung



Only Sleep Redeems

The night settles like velvet chocolate
smooth, blanketing my soul with a warmth
that curves my vision
where I am one, even
as the skeletons of life arise
and rattle my sense
of times past,
a purgative review of
exasperated possibilities that
were hard to grasp and which
only sleep redeems,
seeking transformation
for a new day.

©Paul Vincent Cannon



Filed under dreams, Free Verse, life, mindfulness, poem, quote

25 responses to “Only Sleep Redeems – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Nit much sleep here last night. Bew tenant above has a large snore! 🤨😫

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  2. Carl Jung had been right. Just look inside, that gives u all answers.

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  3. A very nice poem, deep in its truth.

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  4. Wonderful piece! 🙂
    One tends to transcend dreams during the night — unless one ate something that throws things off — and then a less chaotic silence manifests instead. Then one approaches the wakening day without a lot of nonsense regurgitating.

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  5. Paul, your dream-cleansed mind is rocking! Just turning out some indelible phrases and images, I love “the skeletons of life arise/and rattle my sense of times past”

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  6. Ah, sleep…better dreams. Love that the night is chocolate.

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  7. You had me with those first two lines…loved it!

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  8. I’ve never associated sleep with redemption, but yes, I think “redemption” is the right word, although not all sleep brings redemption.

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  9. sleep is a refresh unless one can control/monitor their dreams …
    Jung said something right, look inside 🙂

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  10. So true, and so conciliatory. Thank you Paul, and best wishes for a nice weekend! Michael

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  11. Charis Counselling

    A wonderful reflection on dreams


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