A Heavenly Place

This is not a garden bench

It’s an inspiring art project built with our hands
using your skill and our vivid imaginations
made of aging corbels rescued from an old house

It’s doors with glass and painted antique knobs
leading to hidden realms if we say magical words
and turn colorful skeleton keys three times

It’s our weathered church in all its beautiful holiness
where birds sing hallelujah to wildflowers and angels laze
watching stone rabbits graze while green lizards play

It’s your strong, loving arms that comforted me
when I wept in our untamed rambling garden
over the invasive cancer in my left breast

This is not a garden bench
This is a heavenly place of rest.

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poetics: Object Poems

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

42 Comments on “A Heavenly Place

  1. “It’s our weathered church in all its beautiful holiness
    where birds sing hallelujah to wildflowers and angels laze
    watching stone rabbits graze while green lizards play” A spiritual place of comfort and love

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  2. Lovingly described as a heavenly place of comfort and love. There’s so much satisfaction in changing some lost thing to a thing of beauty. Indeed a heavenly place!

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  3. this resonates deeply … I lived in the Himalayas when I found mine and would have sincerely appreciated all those supports! And such a beautiful bench to chill on 🙂

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  4. Oh, Linda. This is just perfect. I often covet your garden space on Facebook, and this bench is quite divine. These spaces become sacred as we fill them with conversation, tears and laughter. This is just a wonderful piece.

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  5. This is such a beautiful heartfelt poem Linda. It is amazing how inanimate objects can become such pieces of comfort for us. I love your beautiful bench creation!

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  6. It’s your strong, loving arms that comforted me
    when I wept in our untamed rambling garden
    over the invasive cancer in my left breast

    I think, by far, this is the loveliest bench I have ever experienced.

    Thank you for sharing, Linda.

    -David

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  7. I was captivated with the photo of the bench, so whimsical and creative. Love it. Then your poem took me behind the scenes of the joys and pains of life. Stunning.

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  8. This is a place of heart, gathered objects of beauty and scraps of fear to create a resting place. I wish the were more benches like this in the world.
    Thank you for sharing.

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