#Haiku: Autumn Air

autumn’s errant breeze-
crackling leaves break still silence
glassy lake ripples

©2020 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 23 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 on her Amazon Author Page

Goodbye Dad

Author’s Note: This was written 3 years ago when I learned my dad had died. Reposting today in memory of him.

Of course you’re an artist. You come from a family of artists. I’m an artist, your grandmother was an artist, and so was your grandfather.”My Father
Anthony Joseph Pollizzio 9/3/1926- 9/18/2017
 
Daddy and Linda
Dad & I
 
Dear Friends and Followers-
 
I received a call this morning that my Dad passed away in his sleep at 9:35CST. I may be indisposed for a few days and since I usually post daily, I wanted you to know.
If you have read any of my stories about my dad, you know he was never much of a constant in my life. That said, I forgave him a long time ago. He was being true to who he was, and that was all. It was nothing personal.
 
My lovely daughter sent me this photo once I told her about her grandpa. For the first time ever, I noticed the beautiful leather butterfly on his boot. If ever there was an apt description of my dad it’s this:
He floated freely through life, with the wind as his companion. Always free, never encumbered.
 
I will be watching for you Dad, in my garden- Free as a butterfly.
 
While I am away, if you’re interested, you can read some of the following stories I wrote about my father. I love him, now and forever. He has been the source of inspiration for much of my writing and I suspect will continue to be, for after all, he told me – YOU ARE AN ARTIST. 
 
They are listed from first to last.
 
 
 

The Last Joke’s On Me

©Copyright 2017 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 23 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 on her Amazon Author Page

#Haiku: Gift

Image credit: Unsplash, and the photographer is Wolfgang Hasselmann


on lush forest floor
sprouting from a green moss bed-
gift from autumn rains

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No. 195 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

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 23 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 on her Amazon Author Page

Burning

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Broken shadows across the cracked ground
as summer refuses to die
the land and I are weary
day after day burning~
unrelenting rays
of intense sun
beating down
on my
breast.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: 9 Across for a Countdown

Author’s Note: Line 1 is from W.S. Merwin’s “To the Light of September. The form is a Nonet. Also, I apologize for not reading much lately. The radiation treatments make me so tired. I start reading and get sleepy and then I’m done. Eight more treatments to go. I will be glad for this part to be over.

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 23 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 on her Amazon Author Page

Chasing Rabbits

Photo by AltumCode on Unsplash

Stella sits in her rocking chair, mesmerized by flames dancing in the stone fireplace. In front of the fire, her two old dogs Beau and Nona lay sleeping and twitching. In their dreams, they sleep with the moon and chase rabbits from star to star.
Oh, how she longs to join them, to see the world through their eyes!
To run with wild abandon of pure joy, to feel the thrill of the hunt only to have their bounty leap away and escape. The rabbit lives another day, and the dogs find a dragonfly to follow.
Life is like that sometimes. You spend so much time chasing dreams that you never realize that all along, you were living your dreams and what you have is all you need.
She closes her eyes and drifts away, running with the dogs in the star studded sky.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Prosery Monday Moonbeams and Moon Dreams

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 23 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 on her Amazon Author Page

#Haiku: New Coolness

early morning breeze
songbirds slow to awaken
in dawn’s new coolness

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Frank J. Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #156 New Coolness (shinryoo)

Author’s Note: It’s a new week and the start of my countdown to finishing up the radiation treatments for breast cancer. After today, 9 more to go. It’s been rough, but the end is near. Thanks to all of my wonderful friends who have given me the strength and willpower to go on.

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 23 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 on her Amazon Author Page

Wait

“The early bird gets the worm, and the early fox gets the bird.” 

― Matshona Dhliwayo

Wait until sweet morning dew 
dries upon green velvet grass 
delight in simple pleasures 
a feather found, rich treasure 
Saunter with stealth and grace 
through mottled forest glen 
leave no visible trace
of where you’re going
or where you’ve been

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse #125

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 23 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 on her Amazon Author Page

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