“I wake to sleep and take my waking slow.  
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.  
I learn by going where I have to go.” – Theodore Roethke

“Put my head under my pillow and let the quiet put things where they are supposed to be.” 

“Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.”

“Sleep is my lover now, my forgetting, my opiate, my oblivion.” 
~ Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife

Sleep and his Half-brother Death, J.W. Waterhouse, 1874

“When I awake thinking of dreams I slept on, I often wonder if the dreams ever wake up thinking of me?” ~ Anthony Liccione

  “There is a time for many words and there is also a time for sleep”  ~ Homer The Odyssey

what if…

“And what if
in your sleep
you dreamed
And what if
in your dream
you went to heaven
And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower
And what if
when you awoke
you had that flower in your hand
Ah, what then?”
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Complete Poems

(Photography: Anka Zhuravleva)