Victoria of dVerse poets has set the challenge to write a lai this week. This is an old French form: a nine-line poem that uses a rhyme scheme following this pattern:
The lines with an “a” rhyme use 5 syllables;
the “b” rhyme lines only have 2 syllables.

Quite a challenge to convey any sort of meaning within such strict parameters but I gave it a go anyway!


Listening to the rain
Soothes my weary brain
At night

I can only feign
Sleep, the night’s refrain
Till light

Morning brings fresh pain
Of thought once again
For spite


36 thoughts on “Insomnia

  1. feigning sleep — oh yes. That is definitely insomnia. Been there — eyes closed so tight and hoping sleep comes….if I pretend I’m sleeping, take the posture of sleep, surely it will come!

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