The Yearning of Blooming Roses

In My Garden Today- Mesa, AZ

“A rose in a desert can only survive on its strength, not its beauty.” 

― Matshona Dhliwayo

A hazy sky yet the sun shines 
through filtered gray 
As if the earth is weeping 
from troubles of this day 
The only bells ringing 
are tubular chimes singing 
Tempted and teased 
by a lingering western breeze

Their crisp song carries across 
a pristine kelly green lawn
To blooming roses yearning
to hear lightness of laughter 
in the empty garden– 
crystal glasses clinking
and soft murmurs of love 
dancing on winter’s air
but here only silence reigns

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

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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

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