The colorless tale revealed 
the thunder within the traveler, 
lost among thoughts of another drab day 
absent the echoing light 
normally demanding something 
approaching the end.

Rest — or the appearance 
of cloudy dreams lifting him 
the gray skies 
underfoot — is weary while an end 
itself and for him,
thundering only a little longer.

© 2020 | Phillip Knight Scott

dVerse Poets Pub: MTB Lists that Google Give us. I started with “rest is…” and took some liberties with “rest is for the weary”

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now!

14 thoughts on “Rest

  1. A powerful response to the prompt, Philip! I love; “Rest — or the appearance of cloudy dreams lifting him above the gray skies.” 🙂


  2. I love this my friend.

    “lost among thoughts of another drab day
    absent the echoing light
    normally demanding something
    approaching the end.”

    Great lines.
    Have an amazing evening. Hugs Joni💕❤️


  3. Excellent rendering of the prompt. Terrific word-weaving and stream of consciousness. Like Bjorn, I was a hiker, and the Cascade foothills are rife with tops, meadows, and waterfalls that sing the songs of rest.


  4. Nice! The picture is perfect, I get the feeling through pic and words of the weary traveler. The thunder in the traveler is interesting and we feel through the poem the great reward rest and a reset provides.


  5. Were you weary to start with, Phillip, when you typed in ‘rest is’? I am definitely weary of drab days absent of echoing light. Your poem gave me a lift, particularly when I read the lines:
    ‘…an end
    itself and for him,
    thundering only a little longer.’
    I know I’ll get where I need to be.


  6. Hi Philip, I’m a day late getting around to reading other peoples work. This prom today, or I should say yesterday, was a challenge for me, but I love what you have written here. Thunderingly good! 🙂 And I really like the image.


  7. You present an interesting paradox with…
    “absent the echoing light
    normally demanding something
    approaching the end”


    “rest … is weary”

    That rest should be so, at least in this instance.


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