Summer Nap

of the day
lethargic napping
blue sky mirrored in my eyes
leisurely meandering
hammock sways, rocking
me to sleep

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

MLMM: Saturday Mix- Lucky Dip

Author’s Note: This is a new form I have not tried before. It is called an oddquain, and this particular form is a butterfly oddquain, with a syllable count of 1,3,5,7,1,7,5,3,1. Oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of seventeen syllables distributed 1, 3, 5, 7, 1 in five lines, developed by Glenda L. Hand.

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. 
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15 Comments on “Summer Nap

  1. I really liked using this form for MM’s Saturday Mix and plan on using it again. You did a lovely butterfly oddquain, Linda. I know AZ is way hotter than MI in summer, but I’ve been taking siestas as well.

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  2. This seems like an interesting – albeit difficult – form. Wonderful emotions invoked with this post. I went for a walk through my city today, and there was a cool summer breeze blowing through the bright sunny day.

    I knew I wasn’t ready to let go of the walk just yet. Maybe that’s why I found your poem. Great work!

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