Comments : Imposed Insomnia

  • 1 week ago

    by CJ Maleney

    In what seems like a world away I watched a mate, who had been injured laying in a bed.

    He had various drips being fed into him. This poem took me right back to that that time.

    I'm aware this was not your intention, but thats the brilliant thing about poems.

    No two people will read it the same and everyone will take something different away from it.

    In translation your initial meaning will perhaps be lost to many but the fact that someone can take something from it is pretty special.

    In whatever form that may be.


    • 1 week ago

      by S.T.A.R.

      And that is exactly why i like sharing poetry, it is intresting to know how far a reader sails with interpretation.
      Thank you for the amazing comment!!

    • 1 week ago

      by BOB GALLO

      Yes she is a contender.
      But please try not to spoil her.

    • 6 days ago

      by S.T.A.R.

      Thank you Bob for the praise. :)

  • This poem is set out to make the reader take it's own path. The way you give just enough for everyone to understand but in there way is really clever.
    Id like to heard your own explanation of this piece.

    For me sleep paralysis is what game to my mind. Time still gong with the blood spilling .

    I loved it.

  • 1 day ago

    by Daniel

    ‘Blood was dripping, as time _____ slipping’

    The space is for ‘was’ or an adverb, or even a comma. I find the sentence incomplete, and a little awkward. As an image, it works.

    Your word choice in the second stanza is really impressive and detailed. I feel ‘mirror’ and ‘turn’ should be in the same tense though.

    Very evocative, and curious as always. You are a talent :)

    • 1 day ago

      by S.T.A.R.

      Oooh yes you are right mirror and turn should be the same tense. I know there is always something to fix, and I trully want people to point them out for me only then I can grow:)
      Thank you sooo much, I mean it!!