The Rest


She hangs on the wall.

A mirror of my mind.

And I long with her and dream with her.

Used to want to ask her what was on her mind.

Now I know.

She is me and I am her.

And I rest in the knowledge that she is Eve.

Every dream, all of them hang with her.

Her gaze is our gaze.

Her stare is our stare.

And so I know the leg up repose of dreaming.

And you do too.

The craving for a chair to dream.

Go there.

A chair to go and write.

Sit there.

A window pouring out the slanted rays for a moment’s pause.

And dream with Eve.

Rest with her, with me.

And gaze a moment maybe more.

Soak in the world, release what stores up in the achey bones.

And sit under the tree of life.

And hang with Eve, the mirror on our life.

Woman, child,

And rest.


(Joining Lisa-Jo Baker at Lisa Jo dot com for her #fiveminutefriday – REST)


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15 thoughts on “The Rest

    1. Oh friend, thank you for visiting and encouraging. Great to have a new FMF friend. I have been away for awhile but I love Fridays and Lisa Jo’s and I am so glad to “be back”. Look forward to visiting your place too.

  1. Elizabeth, I love the invitation, the everywoman recognition, the depth in the sparseness here, friend. I want to join you, too. Thank you for the invitation. It reminds me of the one that beings, “Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy-laden…” This is beautiful.
    And the new look of your blog, I just adore it. It’s so perfectly wonderfully you!

  2. Oh, such rest and beauty in these words, friend. I can’t help but be pulled in by the simplicity of it all. And I feel it. That rest. That joy.
    Thank you.
    And this new look.

  3. Gorgeous, my sweet friend. I love your writing. You drew me in here, eased my mind. You affirmed desires in my heart for today and tomorrow, plans I have. I mean to go out into the sunshine and lazily lie about in my hammock, swing on the swing set with my kids, and laugh and read to them. Love you, dear Elizabeth. Love the new look of your blog!! So proud of you for making changes–I know how much work it is–aghh! 🙂

  4. REST is so powerful. It brings life to our hearts and peace in our spirits. You wrote beautifully and invited gently.
    As always your words are wonderful.

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