Though the landscape is cloudy
colossal trees illuminate the past
a lifetime forgotten in rosy brown hues
of roughened bark and spiraled rings in wood.
And so you seek sweet tranquility
from yesterday for now you can see
ancient history proves this- seek and you will find
though questions aren’t normally spurious–
In our troubling times, these certainties rise up and stand
leaving you with an irrefutable truth.
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
Author’s Note: Day 8 of National Poetry Month.
dVerse Poets Pub: Poetics Flipping Meanings Over at dVerse Lisa has asked us to flip the meaning of a poem. After 3 attempts with other poems, I used my poem ‘Of Liquid Memories and Tears’ to flip the meaning. Not sure if this was a success, but I gave it a try!
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