When sleep is broken
By undisclosed memories
Haunting a tepid brain
To wakefulness, watchfulness
And the moon plays host
Somewhere other than my window
The stars dancing, shimmering
In another wide awake sky
The heart will ache for slumber’s
Protective cover, while
Summer’s sultry song leaves
Bare a body longing for
The promise in the
Movement from even
The slightest breeze
To cool this soul’s skin

4 thoughts on “Restless

  1. Wendy, thank you. I have tried to comment on your blog, but it will not publish. I was wondering if the illustration of your grandson was drawn by you. It is wonderful.


  2. Oh dear. Comments not being published – that is a concern. I’ll have to look into that. Sounds complicated, as some comments are appearing. I’m pleased you like the picture. The illustration of my grandson is from a picture I took of him (in grandpa’s shoes). All the pictures on my words and words and whatnot blog are taken by me and most of them are enhanced with the software picasa (you may be familiar with it), which one of my sons downloaded off the internet for me. (I’m pretty sure it was free.) I’m afraid I’m a bit of a techno-goof with a lot of this stuff – but working in picasa couldn’t be easier. I drag the shot into the picasa icon and a number of effects appear that you can choose from. One of them is “pencil drawing” – which I used in the picture you mentioned. Generally, it doesn’t look like much the first time you hit it. But I go back and forth hitting “shadows” and “saturate” until I come up with something I like – or decide it’s not going to work (as some pictures lend themselves to the process more so than others). The final picture – when it works – really does look like a drawing, doesn’t it. It’s a lot of fun. Smiles.


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