Gone Fishing by Norman Rockwell. Cover on July 19, 1930. © SEPS. All Rights Reserved. Sleep is the ax, I’ve heard men say, That chops one third of life away. Well, put my third upon the block; I need eight hours by the clock. Read More:poetry | sleep You might also like... Moment of VengeanceWhat had started as a family quarrel was ending in gunfire… The Bishop’s BeggarFrom the Post archive, a timeless tale from one of America’s greatest storytellers. Miss TemptationA soldier just back from Korea disrupts a small town’s daily ritual—and makes a pretty girl cry—in Kurt Vonnegut’s well-loved short story.