Early Morning in the Garden

Image by ElinaElena from Pixabay

This morning as a bright autumn sun 
peeks through meandering smoky clouds 
I ramble through my ancient garden, 
delighting in the budding roses
finally recovering from desert heat

I search for lime green praying mantis
who are abundant this time of year
I watch them spread their razored arms
in prayer towards turquoise heavens
lost in reverent meditation

I see tender sprouts of gay wildflowers 
pushing up through rocky grained sand
as blue belly lizards chase black beetles 
crawling on grey stone walls while they 
run away from water sprinkling flowerbeds

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Poetics 428 Poetry as Witness

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: charmedchaos.com
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

19 Comments on “Early Morning in the Garden

  1. This is incredibly heart-stirring, Linda 😀 my heart jumped with joy at the image of those roses recovering from the heat. This Autumn has proved to be a turning point for us all 💝 💝

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  2. Vivid – perhaps the obvious word here – but vivid it is – and has the feeling not so much ancient as pre-historic – I could imagine a huge hummingbird or some 10 foot chameleon pushing through the undergrowth – and that mad mantis photo. Wonderful stuff.

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