Morning Tears

Image by Krzysztof Niewolny from Pixabay

“The morning was full of sunlight and hope.” 
― Kate Chopin, The Awakening

Morning tears and last night’s rain
White jasmine dripping with dew
A lazy snail saunters, sipping fresh water
As hummingbirds dip their beaks deep
Into throats of yellow trumpets
While early sun peeks through uncertain clouds
Wondering if more rain will come this dawn

©2022 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Written for dVerse where I am hosting. Today’s prompt is the Quadrille and the word is Morning. Come join us! The pub opens at 3PM EST. I have a dr. appointment so De will be opening the pub for me, but I’ll be along once I get home.

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 26 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

51 Comments on “Morning Tears

  1. A Wonderful poem. And PPM’s “Early Morning Rain” is one of my favorites. 🙂 (Fav line is:
    “And I’m stuck here on the ground as cold and drunk as I can be”)


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  3. Mr Hummingbird must have thought I was some sort of blossom, the way he kept buzzing me earlier this afternoon. Beautiful work, Linda; and THANKS for hosting.

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  4. Kate Chopin! You’re trotting out the heavy hitters!

    i love your gentle poem with its observations of nature and its metaphor for emotional undercurrents . And Gordon Lightfoot’s song sung by the great PPand M is an extra delight!

    (I always love it when I see that you are hosting!)


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  5. Wow! Now that’s a song I haven’t heard in many years! It’s a perfect match for your tear- and rain-drenched quadrille, Linda. I can picture and almost smell the ‘jasmine dripping with dew’ and the lazy snail. I love the personification in the final lines.

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  6. “While early sun peeks through uncertain clouds
    Wondering if more rain will come this dawn”
    Love this lines, you guys should sing ‘rain rain go away.. ‘

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