|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|I am familiar with "white nights" devoid of restful sleep. I can relate. Thank you, Lily. Love and best wishes,
|Reviewed by Gail D (Reader)
|I know what it's like not to be able to sleep, I've had this happen more than once.
|Reviewed by Diane Miller (Reader)
|Too many people have overactive minds. This covers the despair very well.
|Reviewed by Edith Wilde (Reader)
|A restless mind is a wasted mind without sleep. You can't solve the problems so you need to sleep my dear. Very nicely written
|Reviewed by Gert van Weenen (Reader)
|This is so recognizable for all if us. We all have it from time to time that we can not sleep because of the thoughts spinning around in our head and nothing can stop it. And while we are tossing and turning, the blankets become hotter with every turn, what makes the spinning in your head even go faster and stronger
Beautifully penned Carolee
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Evocative in imagery and whimsy ~
|Reviewed by neerja gandhi
|At times, I too undergo toss n turn....well penned :)
|Reviewed by Odin Roark
|The kinship of restless minds is a phenomena that evades the mediocrity of sentient abandonment. But as your poem demonstrates for all to contemplate: the great way is not difficult for those who have no preference. Arresting and provocative.|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|i'm totally with you here, Lily,
that internal eternal tossing and turning..
|Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
|Great work! Oh, how I understand!
|Reviewed by jude forese
|a restless mind needs to learn how to shut itself down ... something i still have yet to learn ...|
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|A restless mind is a terrible thing to have, as I know from personal experience...if not for anti-depressants and such, I would never sleep...e|
|Reviewed by D. Vegas
|Carolee, A restless mind I had years ago, went six days with barely
|Reviewed by Mark Huntsman (Reader)
|Those restless minds that sap our body of vitality so needed to face each day! Well done wonderful and thought provoking
|Reviewed by S Bergerac (Reader)
|We have all had restless minds my dear ones that keep us awake. Very well written.
I bow and tip my hat to you
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
that sleep thing, it's such a piece of work isn't it! I am a night owl always burning the midnight oil, but when I do go to sleep I sleep like a baby. When the mind is restless, you are right there is no hope for a good nights slumber.
Great quote also!
Peace, love and light,
|Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader)
|I like the line "Desert dryness no escape" for the endlessness that image makes. The gold rings being rigged and the teasing toss of keep-away the whitecaps play. The vision of "A body steamrolled paper thin" is a fabulous way to express how flattened we get with fatigue or weights of perceived problems. That image reminds me of the old wringer-washers which had two rollers through which to feed the textile articles and that is how a person can feel....all the juice, shape and dimension squeezed right out of us. Great words! ~~ Diana|
|Reviewed by Budd Nelson
when one is in that place nothing helps to bring you to a sereen place. expertly portraied.
|Reviewed by Terry Rizzuti
|I hate it when that happens.|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
|Ah, the restless mind and the horror that can certainly bring to the one so afflicted. The restless mind is a marvelous way of capsuling it, because the mind will dart here and there and under and over, never sitting still long enough to find the peace which is right in from of it.
Wonderful poetry, Carol. Hah! Love the photo!