The Rainbow Child, 2020

Where does the rainbow end,

in your soul or on the horizon?” 

― Pablo Neruda, The Book of Questions

The colors of her changeable soul spill into the world 
Wherever she wanders and roams with wings unfurled

Like satin ribbons streaming in cool zephyr’s arms, 
Far and wide spreading her loving radiant charms

Painting this gorgeous earth in vibrant colored hues
Of rosy-red, emerald, daffodil, and indigo blue

Wearing them with pride in a vibrant long dress
A sweet opal child her heart in essence, blessed

As brilliant arced rainbows dance in her long hair
She shares gifts of peace, hope, and love everywhere

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s note: This is a revised poem that I first wrote in 2019.

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 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

Ridin’ Low Under a Starry, Starry Sky

Ridin’ low under a starry, starry sky 
Where a yellow crescent moon hangs low 
Vincent, Dali, and Frida out for an evening drive
With no particular place to go.

While Frida smokes wearin’ red cowboy boots, 
The boy-men discuss all aspects of life
Dali says ‘I’ve lived before, a reincarnation of my older brother, 
and sometimes I dream Hitler is a woman and ravishes me.’
Vincent says, ‘ That’s nothing, my old friend- 
Would you cut off an ear to make a valid point 
To that pompous bastard Gauguin?’ 

Whereupon, Frida spoke in a loud raspy voice
‘No, but if Diego whores around one more damn time
He will leave me with no other reasonable choice-
I’ll cut off his limp dick and feed it to my dogs
And let my darling monkeys play with his balls.’

No one spoke the rest of the trip.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse #131

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 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

Autumn’s Hum

Bee Tree by P. D. Laine

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,

We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” 

― Humbert Wolfe

Autumn’s color now magnified by the melodic hum
of nesting birds and honeybees preparing their winter homes.

And when exquisite graceful leaves fall and come drifting down
painting a canvas of brilliant hues upon the cooling ground,

The beetles and slithering worms get busy, doing their life’s work
Breaking down the rotting leaves, returning them to Mother Earth
as we watch in awe the miraculous circle of life, death, and rebirth.

©2019 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 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

Whatever It Brings

As light spills upon white paper
We contemplate life’s fickle fate
Caught up in this capricious state
Pawns in play for our creator.

Though there’s no point to belabor
What riddled perils day may bring
To our past we should never cling
For mystery awaits in haste
With few precious moments to waste
So welcome whatever it brings.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: MTB Let Your Words Ring Out

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge No.28 Fate

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 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

#Haiku: Autumn Swans

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burnished copper leaves-
swans pause in meditation
placid reflection

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Written for Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No.199#Photo Challenge.

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 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

From a Leaden Inkless Pen

Image by JL G from Pixabay

Time’s chant, a ravishing rant to a pale consumed moon 
In her lap a palmed rose, red as the blood of a newborn lamb
As skulls of saints hum spiritual songs with lonely cries of loons
While enticing them with tendrilled vines of bitter wild yams.

Upon these bleached stark bones, a grotesque painted mirth
Escaping from their jaws while immersed in achromous dreams
An embryonic nude as a mother poetess gives birth
Emboldened by their unrelenting inaudible screams.

From a leaden inkless pen, startling new words emerge
While the found poem bleeds grey upon fragile white paper 
Fragmented ideas become whole as creative lines converge
Wielding with rapier wit, enslaving the words to her favor.

She laid upon linen parchment in all its naked bloody glory
The painful purge of her tortured soul in an entangled story.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Laura is hosting at dVerse Poets Pub: Poetics and has given us a list of words to use from Samuel Greenberg’s “The pale Impromptu.” I have chosen the following to use: ‘Consumed moon, palmed rose, skulls of saints, spiritual songs, times chant, and painted mirth.’

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 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

No Resistance

Image by Located in DRC from Pixabay

Each line on your face
I’ve traced with my finger,
but your luscious lips draw me
in and there I’ll linger
As I yearn for the sweet tingling
sensation of their magnetic pull
drawing me deeper in and then
resistance to them are futile.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille #114- Poetical Magnetism

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 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

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