#Haibun: Summer Feeding

From my writing room, I have a view of the front garden. The sun is rising in a pale pink sky and peeks through my window, creating rainbows from the hanging prisms. It is here, in this magical place where I watch the panorama of nature unfold before me as an unseen observer.

This is the time of year when there are 30-40 lovebirds perched on the sprawling limbs of the Mesquite tree. Although in full view, they blend into the tree foliage but for their rosy peach cheeks. I can hear their distinctive chatter which is bright and gay; a raucous chorus. Among them, there is always at least one hybrid. Today it is the pale yellow one I call Butter. Because she is different, the others often scold and fuss at her but she holds her own, never backing down.

Within the flock that visits, there are at least a dozen new babies; I recognize them by the black spot on their beaks. I smile as two baby lovebirds flap their wings, trying to get their father’s attention. Papa bird relents and regurgitates food into the gaping mouth of the little ones. I marvel at both the father’s tenderness and the tenacity of the young ones, who are always hungry.

bright summer fledglings
learning to survive and thrive
mimicking parents

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Monday- Lost and Found Nature’s Magic

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#Haiku: Midsummer Rain

silently ringing-

choral with midsummer rain

bell flower fushcia

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Frank J. Tassone #Haikai Challenge # 91 Midsummer Rain

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband of 22 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and her Amazon Author Page

Promote Yourself Monday, June 24th, 2019

Good Morning All- It’s Promote Yourself Monday at the Go Dog Go Cafe! Pop over to the site, share your latest, and read the lovely words of others! Have a marvelous week- Linda

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Quiescent Summer

My Garden- Mesa,AZ

Scorching summer did not come calling as it has in years past
instead, it seemed to sneak in with quiet rustling feet
between long shadows dancing on seeded rye grass
and red-ripe tomatoes hanging heavy on the vine.

The buttery summer squash gleams in brilliant sun
its giant saucers of green leaves are starting to wither
as the vegetable plants cower under the false shade
of multicolored beach umbrellas placed
beyond the lush garden’s gate.

And I with wistfulness sigh,
because its been a long and lovely
fruitful flowering spring–
from high in the mighty Mesquite
I hear the lone mockingbird sing.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

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#Troiku: Nightingale

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to listen,
cicadas singing in trees
hot summer evening

fine not to listen, fine too…
night chorus in the garden
crickets chirping song

nightingale
singing a sweet aria
under the moonlight

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: It’s Troiku Month at Carpe Diem, where we are given a haiku from which to create our Troiku. Here is the one given:

to listen,
fine not to listen, fine too…
nightingale

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Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband of 22 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and her Amazon Author Page


#Troiku: Fireflies

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steamy night
storm on western horizon
summer downpour comes

fireflies
lighting the verdant wet field
twinkling stars on earth

out in the rain
dancing with wild abandon
cool mist on bare skin

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: The haiku Kristjaan gave us to create our Troiku:

steamy night
fireflies
out in the rain

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #1684 Troiku Fireflies

Now In These Dark Days

Now in these dark days that follow
when death has trod along the path
laying bare souls, bleeding us hollow
leaving behind an anguished wrath

We seek solace in this black gloom
sharing memories of our friend
his smile could light a darkened room
a life well lived, too young to end

But who are we to question why
we may never know the reason
taking a breath, we heave a sigh
for each soul has its end season

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Poetry Forms Quatrain

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