To Be Small

Image by S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

“Coming, going, the waterbirds don’t leave a trace” – (Dogen)

To be small among towering trees
To saunter through umber rustling leaves
Here is where my soul comes alive, thrives
When wind comes singing over hillsides

Sunset paints sky with an artist’s hand
Evening ambles in, drapes across the land
As the haunting call of common loons
Welcomes twilight and a full cold moon

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Poetics- Stepping off the Sidewalk

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

28 Comments on “To Be Small

  1. This is a hunting piece Linda, and I love the little shot of internal rhyme. Incidentally I love the sound of lake loons. I find them hypnotic and thrilling. Excellent piece!

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  2. “Sunset paints sky with an artist’s hand. Evening ambles in, drapes across the land,”… this is such a breathtaking image, Linda! 💝💝 There is a serene sense of calm floating throughout this poem 🙂

    Like

  3. “To be small among towering trees
    To saunter through umber rustling leaves”

    We are such a small part of nature. If only we could be satisfied to be witness, and not be intent on leaving our mark.

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  4. This is lovely, Linda. Small among trees is indeed spiritual, we have many here / my therapy. And of course after 23 years in Minnesota, loons are part of my DNA I think.

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