The Fragility of Tranquility

These are days of endless summer
as we bow in defeat to heat
wilting petals fall at our feet
sun pounding down, a mad drummer
while we long for winter’s slumber

Morning dawns in tranquility
light breaks through with fragility
awash in a rose colored sky
so we lift our weary heads high 
banishing our humility

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse #123

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:
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

16 Comments on “The Fragility of Tranquility

  1. One of my favorite songs! It forms a lovely counterpoint to the exhaustion & acceptance in the poem, the end-of-summer weariness that is definitely present whenever we walk out the back door but alleviated by the blooms and the breezes.

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  2. Lovely, Linda. Where I am, the touch of fall is in the air and it is welcome……..another covid season ahead. Stay safe, my friend.

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  3. August has been kind to my part of the world, with not much heat and humidity. Wonderful evenings on the front porch. Loved your poem. Autumn is in the wings!

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