In Praise of Lizards

In My Garden- Mesa, AZ

Watering my bountiful garden in early dawn
cooling breeze in pink rose, a glorious morn
showering splashy flower beds with love
watching ornate tree lizards chase bugs
darting from a dark hiding place
scurrying away from wet sprays.

I am always astounded and amazed
how the graceful lizards race
on the concrete sand garden wall
defying gravity, so small
yet courageous and audacious.

Cocking their head from side to side
peering at me with intelligent eyes
I watch in delight as they devour breakfast
an electric-blue moth snatched from the air
a brown-black beetle running for its life
as they swallow them down with nary a care.

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads- Wordy Thursday with wild Woman: Celebrating the Ordinary

14 Comments on “In Praise of Lizards

    • Thank you Rob! They are; I never realized how much until I saw started observing them everyday. They are a blessing in the garden really. Help to keep the pests down.


  1. I can SEE their intelligent eyes. They are audacious! How lovely, watering the garden in early morning. I remember those days…those delights……..this was a lovely read.

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  2. Watching the lizzards. Novel. Linda. Most of my dealings with them is in catching the ones who sneak into our house and then releasing them back outside.

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  3. Such lovely imagery. I don’t think I’ve ever seen lizards “scurrying away from wet sprays” – so I loved the setting of your poem and how you described you and the lizards within your garden.

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