17 December 2013

Going With the Flow

Sleep eluded me for the last two nights.
No surprise then when today’s nap lasted
a full eight hours. 
Dreams demand their meetings.

If only I could wake aware of them
meetings and dreams would have more impact—
or maybe not.  How
to know God’s intent?

Ministry is hard enough to discern
when fully alert in prayer meetings
and expectant of
hearing messages.

Drinking at the well, I don’t hear water
giving permission, but perhaps pouring
into my cup and mouth
is permit enough.

Lucky me who has time to obey
inconsistency as it rules the day.





Posted in Poets United  Poetry Pantry #184.




Copyright © 2013  S.L.Chast



22 comments:

Laurie Kolp said...

Sorry your sleep clock is off, but at least you're being productive. I hope you're having a great holiday season, Susan.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I need a nap like that badly! I love what you say about ministry being hard enough to discern.......

Claudia said...

i very seldom remember a dream but i'm totally sure that if god wanted to tell me something in a dream, i totally would remember it... and oh he has his own channel to make us hear his voice...just think about the donkey... always makes me smile when i forget that he can speak through totally everything...smiles

Mary said...

Oh, it is so hard when one's sleep schedule gets screwed up. I can attest to that. It is good that you were able to sleep 8 hours on the schedule of someone else's time zone. Smiles.

madhumakhi said...

Dreams are so mysterious. And it's really frustrating when you don't remember what you dreamed of. I just wish i could remember them so that i can decode communications from the Other world. Lovely poem.

Mary said...

Visiting again today, Susan. One can indeed be thankful that one can find a way to live with inconsistency of life sometime. I do hope by now, however, your sleeping schedule is back to a more regular pattern!

Pealogic said...

Dreams demand their meetings, marvellous phrase amongst other wonderful phrases.
Ciao
Pea

Robert Bourne said...

I am one of those who rarely remembers dreams... but I think if it is an important message it is embedded in my mind somewhere just waiting for its cue...

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Dreams demand their meetings--such an eloquent write--but i want to nap now myself!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I need a nap like that!!!!!! I, too, wish I could remember my dreams. Such a source of material and it all fades the minute I wake up!!

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Susan,

I am amazed about dreams and their power. They grasp our lives even with a good sleep, or when sleep is lacking...Though always, they leave us with challenges. Life would be rather empty without the odd dream:)
Eileen

Loredana Donovan said...

How to know God's intent? That's a profound question, Susan. I do think that prayer (and for me also meditation) is a way to discern God's will ... if we pay attention, the messages are all around us, too. Lovely spiritual meaning here :)

kaykuala said...

Sleep is a blessed thing. It helps smooth out some of the mysteries in life and in prayers. All unraveling are maximized when the mind is fresh! Wonderful write Susan!

Hank

himani rawat nayal said...

Dreams are nothing but insinuation of our desires.

Lasha M said...

poem with lots of value........ and yes who has time to think................Nice words Susan

grapeling said...

sleep, fickle a muse as poetry ~

Ankita said...

Dreams are as important as reality... They take you to another (your) world. :)

Gabriella said...

I overslept this morning so I can totally relate to the necessity to catch up with sleep every now and again! As for dreams, sometimes I can remember them, sometimes not at all.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Your layout is so interesting, Susan. I can appreciate the care with which you have placed your thoughts on the page. Disrupted sleep patterns can play havoc with the subconscious mind.

kelvin s.m. said...

..if dreams could be put in a jar like coloured candies then i would have lots already great enough to make a candy store... thanks for the poem, Susan... & hope the new year is treating you well so far... smiles...

humbird said...

We have many ways to connect with our intuition, listen to messages...Dreaming - one of them...A. Einstein was the one who took naps thru the day to get the creative ideas...Hope, Susan, you're sleeping better xx

Myrna R. said...

Nice that you finally caught up on sleep. That was quite a nap. I like your write, it encompasses a dreamy connection between your dreams and your spirituality.