#Haibun: Desert Rain

My Garden: Mesa, AZ 2023

New Year’s day dawns dark, dreary, and rainy, which is so rare in the desert southwest. I stir from a deep slumber, listening to the uncommon sound of water dripping off the roof.

These days, the calendar pages seem to fall away with every breath. I guess it’s natural as you age and have less life ahead of you than behind. Still, I am so grateful for the precious moments I have. As more of my friends die and my favorite musicians join that big band in the sky, I count each day as a blessing.

gentle falling rain

aquifers filling, life thrives-

dry desert blooming

©2023 Linda Lee Lyberg

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: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

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37 Comments on “#Haibun: Desert Rain

  1. Each day is a blessing indeed. Love the falling rain on the dry desert, blooming life and colors. May the new year be a good one for you Linda! Cheers!


  2. I love the contrast of New Year’s day dawning dark, dreary, and rainy and the gentle falling rain and blooming desert of the haiku, Linda!

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  4. The contrast between the blooming desert and New Year’s dark and dreary dawn is so moving, Linda! Here’s hoping the coming days are kind to us! ❤️❤️

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  5. We will all, eventually, get to that, certain age when we realize there’s, not that many more years ahead, and, we suddenly, start, appreciating, every single moment of life we are, living in, and the sad thing about this, is that we normally, don’t get this, feeling of being grateful, until,we’re, in our, older adult years…

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  6. I love your haibun reflections, Linda. I always wonder if time is more precious as we age because we have the wisdom to appreciate just being in the moment. It’s a good day when you get rain in the desert!

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  7. Beautiful. It is raining here (again) as I read your haibun. I was especially resonating with “These days, the calendar pages seem to fall away with every breath” . Here’s to sunnier days. Happy New Year, Linda.

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