A Rush of Remembrance

Image by Vinson Tan ( 楊 祖 武 ) from Pixabay

No rushing wind is blowing today 
for the crisp clear air is cold and still 
as dawn’s diligent sun peeks through 
melancholy clouds painted in confederate blue

Birds rejoice from yellow-green budded trees
the only proof that a vibrant spring is near
and in my hungry soul a stirring yearning begins,
barred with lines of grief, a watershed of salted tears

Then the sweetest rush of remembrance comes
and I’m shaken to my aching old bones
my name, whispered on a downhill rolling breeze
‘It’s time now for you to come home’ 
even though my journey seems it’s only begun

©2021 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 their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

37 Comments on “A Rush of Remembrance

  1. This is gorgeously, gorgeously worded, Linda! I love; “melancholy clouds painted in confederate blue.”💝💝

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  2. Ah, the day will come when we hear our names on the downhill breeze. May that time come as gently and beautifully as you describe it.

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  3. I find the juxtaposition of the yearnings of spring and a departure from life very moving:
    ‘barred with lines of grief, a watershed of salted tears’ Life can be so bittersweet at times. You gave a lovely reading.

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  4. I like the alliterative sound of ‘Rush of Remembrance’, which sounds like a whisper in the crisp clear air that is cold and still, and in ‘dawn’s diligent sun’, the opposite, tangible and reliable. I enjoyed your reading, Linda, and reading your poem again this morning, I can see it outside my window. I’m not ready to leave it yet.

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