Don’t Go Back To Sleep


The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.

I read recently that Mary Oliver reads a Rumi poem every morning. I like that. So, I started doing the same. There’s a set of “quatrains” in the last third of Coleman Bark’s book, “Rumi: The Big Red Book”, and I just let the pages open to where they wished and voila! These are supporting words as I ready my hands, heart and mind for my first “Write a Novel in Thirty Days” challenge. Don’t go back to sleep, indeed!

I’ve titled the novel, “The Entering”, and it is the story of a woman’s search for self and discovery through space and time. It will be memoir, prose, poetry and images.

At the strike of midnight, November 1st, I will begin….

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