From a Child’s Lips

Cup of Cognition(The Children’s Cup) by Odilon Redon

“And the truth shall come from a child’s lips who has drunk from the elixir of time past and present.” – Linda Lee Lyberg

She, a pale child born suckling on wisdom’s tooth

Though her form is frail, she has all knowledge

Of the universe within each delicate finger

Caressing the wings of gentle butterflies

Delighting in the scent of lavender

As a golden crown of pollen adorns her head

Honeybees gather round, lulled

By the brightness of her musical laughter

Pausing midair to understand, to listen

To the calming nature of her ancient words

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Imaginary Garden with Real Toads: April 2020 Days 6-10

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

13 Comments on “From a Child’s Lips

  1. This is STUNNING. One of your very best, Linda! It is so beautiful….I was taken in with the line about the wisdom tooth…and the child becomes the seer. This is so beautifully writ!

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  2. “She, a pale child born suckling on wisdom’s tooth” Goodness you got me from the very first line. Beautiful

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  3. This is gorgeously worded, Linda! 🥰👏👏👏 So much to love here especially; “Though her form is frail, she has all knowledge of the universe.”❤️❤️

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  4. Poor thing, I pity her going through life. I brightened a bit on the “… calming nature of her ancient words.””
    ..

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