Haiku: Morning

My Garden- February 28,2021: Mesa, AZ

February morn
nasturtium’s round jade leaves-
buddha in repose

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: It’s a chilly morning here in Mesa, AZ. It’s in the 40’s and today’s high will be 63. Love this time of year! On a side note, I haven’t been writing a whole lot of poetry lately; I have a new puppy- Jackson- and he is quite the character. He’s a rescue and needs a lot of love and attention right now to help him feel safe, happy, and know this is now his forever home.

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

Once Forsaken

Image by jggrz from Pixabay

I am the bud and the blossom, I am the late-falling leaf.- Paul Dunbar The Paradox Poem

Is not the velvet rose always seen 
As soft as a summer night’s breeze, 
Yet once dried their piercing thorns
With emerald leaves tattered and torn 
Become knives that cut all too soon.

Blood spilled from the opened wound 
Is as red as crushed perfume petals
Falling as they budded and bloomed
While they flourished among summer nettles.

And if I, my darling, am the perfect red rose
Lying upon your silken bed in such sweet repose
Are you a honed knife that cuts straight to the bone
Will you leave me to bleed in your bed, alone
But should you do so, my love you must know.

Once forsaken, I will not accept my heart’s bitter blight
I will be the cold moon that chills and the hot sun that blinds, 
I will be the ink black night that offers no shelter to hide 
While your tortured soul endures your desperate plight.

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub Poetics: Beyond Meaning

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

If You Go

https://useum.org/artist/Egon-Schiele

If you go I’ll be wondering
What might have been had you stayed,
This lonely heart, thrown asunder
From emptiness created

My lips, missing your tender kisses
My skin, yearning for your caress
My eyes, blinded by glorious moments
Gazing upon your handsome face

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Going Going Gone Poeming Quadrille #122 De is hosting today at dVerse- come join us! Pub opens at 3PM EST.

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

#haiku: Prelude to Spring

My yard- Mesa, AZ

blooming petunias-
splashes of brilliant color
bright prelude to spring

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

#Haiku: Winter Wind

Image by Nick Remini from Pixabay

winter wind whistles
leaves swirling in tornados-
the clang of wind chimes

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: We’ve had a lot of chilling wind these last few days, but nothing like the weather some parts of the country are getting!

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

Call Me Daisy

I am but a tiny seed
Carried by unsettled wind
Until I find a resting place
In wayward stones and sand.

Desert sand is my companion
With a grainy texture so fine
Making it a perfect home
For an African Daisy to grow.

Every year with patience I wait
Yearning for the cold winter rains
To nurture my seed so it sprouts
For that’s when my glorious colors begin.

In vivid shades of orange and yellow
With an intricate pollen and black eye
I smile from my velvet heart center
At the warming sun in a a turquoise sky.

When this arid land starts to parch and sear,
My short life is ending as I droop and fade
So I drop my delicate children seeds
Who then await the chilly winter rains.

And come next spring’s season,
They carpet stones and sand
As if almighty God himself
Had painted this sacred land.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Indigo Herd

“Indigo Sky Mares”  by Laurel Burch
click HERE for her website.

I dreamed of blue horses coursing through my scarlet veins, 
Lighting a burning fire within, stoking glowing ember flames 
They raced across a vast field of fertile thoughts and dreams 
Blue horses with no names, for nothing was as it seemed.

When they paused to rest in a meadow of golden swaying hay
I heard them neighing to me, Go- you must find your own way
In my dream I replied with my lips uttering these few words
But I long to be wild and free, be part of your celestial herd.

Your time is not yet over, for your life is still bound to earth
Lofty dreams have only begun, your writings now giving birth 
As you ponder these, look for clues hidden in your written words
When at last you understand, come soar with our indigo herd.

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse #147

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

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