When Shimmering Sunlight is Perfect

Nasturtiums & Roses in My Garden- Mesa,AZ

Blooms on butter yellow roses whisper 
sending goosebumps across my skin 
the tender voice of my mother calling, 
‘Come see it’s Spring again!’

Mockingbirds caw mimicking 
rowdy black crows 
as jeweled hummingbirds chase 
tiny gnats mid-air, 
fat honeybees amble 
from flower to flower, 
subdued by their burden 
of golden pollen

Here in the garden, 
curious scenes abound
around the burgeoning 
wax green shrubbery 
burly wood timbers decay 
under hot pink buds
as spiny desert lizards play 
among random stones

And though my dear mother 
has been gone for many a year
When shimmering sunlight is perfect 
I know she is at rest in our peaceful garden

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Day Three of National Poetry Writing Month.

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

5 Comments on “When Shimmering Sunlight is Perfect

  1. Your title drew me….this poem is sooooo beautiful. I love the “imagine” on your wall!!!!!!

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