Interlude – A Dash of Sunny Prompt Night


‘to sleep, perchance to dream’

– about all the things I want to do

‘aye, there’s the rub,

for in that sleep of death,

what dreams may come’

– after i’ve done all the things I need to do

‘but, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?

it is the east and Juliet is the sun’

rays streaming down on

– the books to read

– the pen to scribe with

– the paints, the pencils

– the image I am desperate, so desperate

toΒ magically transfer from my inner mind to paper

this is rest for me?

– the poem running round my head like a tantrum

– the story banging its fists on the back of my eyes

– the protagonist telling me I’ve got her clothes all wrong and

WTF?! that’s not the car she’d drive and

WTF?! she’d never say WTF?!

this is rest for me?

why, yes.

this is rest for me.

it feeds my soul.


Here’s my entry into A Dash of Sunny’s ‘On Popular Demand’ series of Prompt Nights. I’m new to Sunny’s prompts and blog, so this is my first ‘On Popular Demand’ entry!

I had real fun writing this… Picture this, it’s Saturday morning, I’m sitting on the sofa half-watching a new favourite YouTube channel by a Chilean illustrator, Frannerd, I’m in my dressing gown and slippers, sipping coffee and rubbing the sleep from my eyes. Glamour puss I am most definitely not! And here’s Sunny’s prompt which perfectly reflects my Saturday morning mindset.

Don’t get me wrong, I can sit around and do nothing – but not for too long. I have an urge to create, or read others’ creativity, watch and learn about how to be creative… You know how it goes.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my unrestful poem about rest – my kind of rest! Do head on over to Sunny’s place, have a read, be inspired, take part – you know you want to!

16 thoughts on “Interlude – A Dash of Sunny Prompt Night

  1. This is a great response Freya, Shakespeare would be so impressed with his work appearing alongside yours. Wrap him around some modern vernacular and there you have it, a fabulous poem.

  2. Whistles!! β€πŸ’œ Oh my freaking lord πŸ˜€ I am so totally floored with your entry this week Freya πŸ˜€ love, love, love, the idea of relaxing while writing, brainstorming, and perhaps creating magic with words or art. The reference to Shakespeare adds even more magic to this poem πŸ˜€ Beautifully rendered.

    Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support β€πŸ’œ

    Lots of love,

  3. Writers do indeed live for and in their writing; it is both hectic and relaxing and I would have it no other way. It is the closest thing to giving birth other than the alternative! Not that I know anything about that being only a witness!

  4. What a wonderful poem – if rest is the absence of thought and imagination it would be unbearably dull – i love how you have demonstrated otherwise and the joy you get from writing..

  5. The writing process, especially those long-long-long moments before we actually start writing the tale, is like a massage for soul and brain. It might sound involved and exhausting (and it often is), but a writer’s mind can’t rest without letting those moments be. At least, I can’t . So yes, I completely agree. And see why you had fun with this one. πŸ™‚

  6. We all recharge in different ways I think–and sometimes that is what makes us the most happy I think! I loved how you engaged with this prompt!

  7. HAHaa…and I was torturing myself thinking “it must just be me”. Thank you for showing me I am not the only one whose “rest” is anything but lol XXX

  8. I can relate to your words and you’ve done this so well, with a spirit of fun and the old bard as your companion.

  9. Wonderful piece displaying great humour. I like your depiction of the protagonist telling you, you’ve got her clothes wrong…Beautiful take on the theme, Freya. And welcome to Prompt Nights looking forward to read more of your writings. πŸ™‚

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