Peaceful night, surround my vision,
Wrap me 'neath your blanket fair;
Clear me from this day's derision …
Comfort me, from my despair.
Grace me with forgotten pleasure,
Weave a wondrous fantasy;
Fill my sleep with endless treasure
Sheltered in your reverie.
Tempt me with the dreams you render,
Tease me with forbidden wants;
Safely held in careless splendor
As I soar within your taunts.
Cloak me in your sweet dimension,
Far beyond reality;
Past this futile world's contention
Where I dwell in misery.
Wake me not, from all you proffer,
Grant me this release, I plead;
Lest I rise from all you offer,
Waking to this life I bleed.
Dark of night, console my being,
Drift me off to nether lands;
That I may take comfort knowing
Some relief from life's demands.