Among Copper Leaves

Strolling a quiet path on an autumn day 
with naught but bright song of an oriole
Brilliant plumage hidden among copper leaves
his song wafting on the halcyon breeze

This is what feeds my dog-tired soul 
listening to soothing sounds of nature 
the heavy thud of green acorns dropping
Ground squirrels gathering them with abandon

To live our dream, perchance to see 
our forever home waiting ’round the bend
a quiet old cottage nestled among tall trees
where we will laugh and love ’til our days end

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poetics: Three Little Words

Author’s Note: The three words I chose to use from Sarah’s choices are: Feed.Quiet.Copper

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

27 Comments on “Among Copper Leaves

  1. Feed, quiet and copper are proving to be very popular! I love the use of sound (and lack of it): ‘quiet path’, ‘bright song of an oriole’, the ‘heavy thud of green acorns dropping’. I just shut my eyes and listened.

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  2. This is incredibly stunning, Linda! 💝 I love; “Brilliant plumage hidden among copper leaves.” There is deep strength in your words. 💝

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  3. We do have cabins in the woods, but too few cottages; the very word conjures Britain, and molasses-thick accents, and hedgerows, and tweed hats. I really enjoyed your cottage adventure.

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  4. The sounds of nature are indeed soothing and calming. I love the ending lines of home with the loved one.

    I see that we chose the same 3 words, smiles.

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  5. I love the cottage: it looks so cozy, the perfect hideaway! And the lines ‘This is what feeds my dog-tired soul /listening to soothing sounds of nature’ really resonate with me. There’s nothing more soothing.

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