ample make this bed…

This poem has been on my thoughts recently…

AMPLE make this bed.
Make this bed with awe;
In it wait till judgment break
Excellent and fair.

Be its mattress straight,
Be its pillow round;
Let no sunrise’ yellow noise
Interrupt this ground.
—Emily Dickinson

Speaking of beds, I’m curious.

How many of you faithfully make your bed each day?

Are there days when you simply don’t have the time to make your bed?

Or, for the most part, are you able to make your bed each and every day?

For years, I’ve always had a problem with making the bed, until recently. Now I’m pretty committed to making sure the bed is made in the mornings.

Of course, that job has always been left to me. My wife doesn’t really have the time since she rushes in the mornings to get to work. Me, I’m the musician who works nights, so I guess it’s fallen on me to make the bed.

So now, I’m finally certain in my mind, that’s what I’m going to do every morning… wake up and make the bed. I’m firmly resolved in my mind that this will happen from now on… come what may.

And now, I must run off to make the bed….

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

6 thoughts on “ample make this bed…

  • Saturday August 18, 2007 at 9:28 am
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    oh, definitely. i can’t go to sleep in an unmade bed –call me overly fussy…

    btw, are we talking duvet or sheets? because in the duvet case, i never got the big deal about making the bed: shake out, fluff, voila! no?

  • Saturday August 18, 2007 at 1:28 am
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    oh, definitely. i can’t go to sleep in an unmade bed –call me overly fussy…

    btw, are we talking duvet or sheets? because in the duvet case, i never got the big deal about making the bed: shake out, fluff, voila! no?

  • Saturday August 18, 2007 at 8:37 pm
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    hmm… i guess duvet. with comforter and decorative pillows. so, it takes a little while for me to make the bed in the mornings but i feel better getting that don’t at the start of a day. 🙂

  • Saturday August 18, 2007 at 12:37 pm
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    hmm… i guess duvet. with comforter and decorative pillows. so, it takes a little while for me to make the bed in the mornings but i feel better getting that don’t at the start of a day. 🙂

  • Monday August 20, 2007 at 3:02 pm
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    haha, now i get it! it’s those decorative pillows that get you. i guess men and decorative anything don’t go hand in hand…^^

  • Monday August 20, 2007 at 7:02 am
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    haha, now i get it! it’s those decorative pillows that get you. i guess men and decorative anything don’t go hand in hand…^^

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