An Irrefutable Truth of Tranquility

Image by Ernest Shahbazian from Pixabay

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: and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

11 Comments on “An Irrefutable Truth of Tranquility

  1. Oh wow, Linda, just toggled back and forth between your original and your flipped poem and love what you did with it. Very deftly done, my friend, especially how the conclusions shifted. I get a sense that you were in two different places when each was written and base that on your recent health situation. ❤

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  2. I truly love this. There is a power in collossal (sp?) magnificent trees! They seem to reach into the heavens, cause us to look up, which is always inspirational. And they define “roots” deep into our earth. This is a wonderful poem in and of itself!

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  3. Apologies if this is a duplicate comment.
    It’s a powerful poem and the image of the trees is majestic.
    ~cie from poetry of the netherworld~

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  4. “In our troubling times, these certainties rise up and stand leaving you with an irrefutable truth.”
    Yes and yes. Nature is still offering us hope in this challenging season. 🌷

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