Of Liquid Memories and Tears

“They both listened silently to the water, which to them was not just water, but the voice of life, the voice of Being, the voice of perpetual Becoming.” 

― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Though the water is crystal clear
tiny bubbles distort the view
a lifetime remembered in blue
of liquid memories and tears.

And yet I have no hidden fears
of what’s coming for now struck blind
the book says ‘Seek and ye shall find’
though some answers aren’t always true–
Sometimes thoughts stumble and fall through
leaving naught but a confused mind.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse #136

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge No.33

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

27 Comments on “Of Liquid Memories and Tears

  1. I love the way this implies the journey and evokes the feeling of being in the water. A good poem to breathe to on a Sunday morning. 🙂

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  2. “tiny bubbles distort the view / a lifetime remembered in blue” – yes, so difficult to have a clear view of ourselves and our past.

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  3. kaykuala

    the book says ‘Seek and ye shall find’
    though some answers aren’t always true

    Very true Linda. We just can’t take for granted many things that are available. Fake news for one!


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  4. “liquid memories and tears” so powerful, so true. I’ve spent so many hours lately wandering through my memories and finding for many there are no answers.

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