Blue Twilight

drifting in
on evening breeze
welcoming day’s end
lush scent of greenery
surrounds the welcoming porch
a place to pause, a chair to rest
gather the day’s worries, toss them to
the wind, sip a glass of red wine and dream.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge: Challenge #136 #Photo Prompt


The Last Stand

The ancient ones huddled together
whispering secrets to one another
sending urgent silent messages
through gnarled entwined roots.

Man has lost all common civility,
through greed and his vapid stupidity
quickening our mortality as well as their own
and our planet will meet a bitter demise.

For we are the final resistance,
the last stand of majestic trees
we see mother nature’s omens,
our sap flows free as we grieve.

An ominous dawn of reckoning
is fast approaching, we see
there will be nothing left for them
but poisoned air to breathe.

As the last of our heroic friends fall
with the sound of reverberating thunder
this beautiful earth that we call home
will heave a fiery sigh and burst asunder.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse poets Pub: Poetics

Imaginary Garden with Real Toads: The Tuesday Platform

#Haiku: Skinny Dipping

that first plunge

refreshing cool on hot skin-

thunder moon shining

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haku Kai: #2703 skinny dipping in moonlight

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. 
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#Troiku: Heat Wave

after the summer heat
a storm on the horizon
monsoon season

raindrops kissing my naked body
caressing showers
refreshing hot skin

ah! that coolness
shivering in the soft breeze
pure ecstasy

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #1702 Heat wave

Author’s Note: Chèvrefeuille has provided us with one of his own haiku to create a troiku:

after the summer heat
raindrops kissing my naked body
Ah! that coolness

© Chèvrefeuille

Splashing Respite

When summer’s blistering days creep in
Birds scratch into earth seeking a cool place to sleep
disregarding perching in the oppressive shade trees
for there’s nary a breeze to stir the leaves.

The birdbaths become their favorite sin ~
a splashing respite in scorching sun.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Grace is hosting today over at dVerse for our 8th anniversary! Come join us.

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille Sun

Now Recruiting: Baristas for the Go Dog Go Cafe

Come join us at the Go Dog Go- we are recruiting baristas!

Go Dog Go Café


It is the mission of Go Dog Go Café to provide a warm, inviting and inspiring gathering space in order to build a healthy and supportive writing community.  We are committed to providing the Go Dog Go Community with a mix of weekly and special features that explore the writing life and writing from a diverse group of talented writers. To keep things fresh and dynamic at the GDG Cafe, we are currently recruiting new Baristas.

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#Haiku: Desert Rose

crêpe paper flower

growing among rocks and stones

stalwart desert rose

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Frank J Tassone Haikai Challenge: #94 Desert Rose

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