Five nights have past. Again I see no sleep,
only facets of a mind being kept a wild secluded scene.
Yet mid the systematic associations with sleep problems
and mid so many shapes of distress,
the uncertain dimensions of insomnia can so
present elevated thoughts! Impulsivity-related
bedtime cognitive arousal can lead to
a sense sublime of steep woods.
Moreover, still, sad music, a proliferation of incomplete
pastoral farms and even a central tenet of lofty cliffs
may be caused by thy sleep problem.
Nevertheless, how oft sleep loss in lonely rooms
impels impulsivity, rolling only a rebound of sad perplexity.
This night, the mind revives again
intrusive thoughts of thy wild eyes.
And when upset, I cannot paint across-the-board
though one might try. Some years, I have this need
to reinterpret this unintelligible world;
to walk nightly, unwearied, in writing
revisiting previous, purest experiences.
and even towards something one dreads.
Good guardian of sleep and soul
the treatment of vagrant dwellers in the mind haunted me.
Thought-control suspended an attempt to avoid
half-extinguish’d worry, flying from something counter,
something other, far more deeply interfused.
Symptomatic of our life, insomnia figures
heavy and the weary weight of falling asleep unprofitable
cues the behavioral intercourse of daily life.
The banks have become positively linked to human blood.
O’er 65% of the adult working population behold insomnia.
Illustration Nick Victor
Phrases in Times New Roman found in ‘Lines Written A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey’
by William Wordsworth, 1789. Source: http://www.rc.umd.edu/rchs/reader/tabbey.html
Phrases in Arial bold found in ‘Linking impulsivity to dysfunctional thought control and insomnia: a structural equation model’ by RALPH E. SCHMIDT , PHILIPPE GAY, PAOLO GHISLETTA and MARTIAL VAN DER LINDEN. Published in Journal of Sleep Research, 1 March 2010. pp. 3-11. http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0962-1105
Intricate knitting, with wit, indeed. Many thanks, and good luck to your great gifts, James.Comment by Paul Wheeler on 4 August, 2012 at 9:31 pm