The “rest” of the Time

Written for:  The Wednesday Muse #4 – Busy Body  (posted by Toni)
“Speaking of which, what do you all do to rest? do you sleep, take naps, take walks, ride a bike, got to the beach, climb a tree? This prompt is all about what you do to rest. If you meditate to rest, that is fine but mainly, this is about resting, of changing your routine. This is a simple prompt. Write about resting. That is all – let it rest, let it be.”

Walking your dog? Vary the route.
Read a book you cannot put down.
Plant–the earth is rich and pungent,
feels cool between fingers. Outdoors
brings songbirds, and leaves
whispering secrets. Watch water
cascade down mountains. Sleep
on the wrong side of the bed,
get up on the right side. Variations
carry newness.

The Wednesday Muse #4 – Busy Body

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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9 Responses to The “rest” of the Time

  1. macalder02 says:

    En la variedad está el gusto por la vida.


  2. Carrie V. H. says:

    Variety is the spice of life as they say. I agree doing new pleasant things makes for a rested mind and happiness. Love this Sara!


  3. wyndolynne says:

    This poem is a refresher in itself. 🙂


  4. coalblack says:

    I like the part about the sides of the bed!


  5. kanzensakura says:

    Yes indeed. Sometimes the best thing to do is to do something different. All the things you mentioned makes my heart sing.


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