#Tan Renga: White Crane

how I wish to call
a white crane from Fukei,
but for this cold rain.
© Kikaku

falling from smoky grey clouds
yet, my heart still takes flight.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg


Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: Tan Renga Wednesday White Crane

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband 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

Seed in my Womb

Naive thoughts adrift on a sea of longing
in tender innocence of youth written
about love; first, lost, last and forever
and all the conflicting feelings between
for I thought I understood life
and its deeper meaning.

Looking back at those childish rhymes,
poetry was but a seed in my womb
with established roots many years ago
watered with tears from life’s wounds.

Digging deeper and deeper down
it transformed the words of youth
into a vivid flourishing garden,
where the aged poet wanders, and
is born again under the luminous spell
of a gibbous autumn moon.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets: Poetics Let us Labor

#Haiku: Cliffs of Moher

soaring with bird wings
off the chalk cliffs of Moher
for eternity

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #1779 Cliffs of Moher

Author’s Note: At Carpe Diem we have been asked to use the following haiku written to honor Jane Reichhold and create our own tribute to her:

the temptation
at the chalk cliff top
I throw a rose

© Hamish Managua Gunn

The Absence of Light

Dressed in his finest black suit, Jake asks her, “Kat, are you sure you’re ready for this?”
“Yes.” He kisses her and turns her around, secures the blindfold.
“You look luscious, sweetheart. Good enough to eat.”
Kat takes a deep breath, “Well, you know what I always say. If it’s darkness we’re having, let it be extravagant.”
He takes her arm, they walk into the room. Kat hears collective breathing and hushed murmurs. There is an occasional clink of a wine glass. Jake leads her to a chair. She senses he has left her, and then she hears his voice. “I’m here, to your left. At the table.” Someone brushes her arm, and places a dish in front of her. Her nostrils fill with the rich earthy scent of truffles as time slows in the deep blackness. She takes her first bite and sighs.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Prosery Meet Jane Kenyon

Author’s Note: The challenge today is to write a piece of fiction with exactly 144 words or less and within the story there is to be the following line: “If it’s darkness we’re having, let it be extravagant.” I hit 144 exactly.

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Promote Yourself Monday, November 11, 2019

Hello everyone- It’s Promote Yourself Monday over at the Go Dog Go Cafe! Come share your latest and read the works of other fine writers. Have a wonderful Week- Linda

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Promote yourself Mon

Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to post one link to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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#Haiku: Willow Branches

willow leaves fallen
clear waters dried up stones
one place and another


©Yosa Buson

bare willow branches
gray reflection on glass
perched high, a crows nest

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

From Carpe Diem: Welcome to a new episode in our wonderful “Never Change A Winning Team” month in which we celebrate the beauty of haiku. I have what they call “a writer’s block”, so I couldn’t come up with a beautiful episode today, therefore I have chosen to let you free …

You can make your own choice of a haiku, maybe there is a special haiku that means a lot to you, or you have a favorite haiku written by a classical or non-classical haiku poet, maybe you will introduce one of your own masterpieces … that’s all possible today.

The only thing I would love to read in your post is “Why did you choose this specific haiku?” and I challenge you to create a new haiku inspired on the haiku of your choice.

Author’s Note: I chose a haiku by a classical haiku poet, Yosa Buson because willows are one of my favorite trees.

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband 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

#Silent Sunday

Red Hibiscus, November 2019
Autumn in Mesa, AZ
©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.

Rumi

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