Burning

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Broken shadows across the cracked ground
as summer refuses to die
the land and I are weary
day after day burning~
unrelenting rays
of intense sun
beating down
on my
breast.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: 9 Across for a Countdown

Author’s Note: Line 1 is from W.S. Merwin’s “To the Light of September. The form is a Nonet. Also, I apologize for not reading much lately. The radiation treatments make me so tired. I start reading and get sleepy and then I’m done. Eight more treatments to go. I will be glad for this part to be over.

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 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

Chasing Rabbits

Photo by AltumCode on Unsplash

Stella sits in her rocking chair, mesmerized by flames dancing in the stone fireplace. In front of the fire, her two old dogs Beau and Nona lay sleeping and twitching. In their dreams, they sleep with the moon and chase rabbits from star to star.
Oh, how she longs to join them, to see the world through their eyes!
To run with wild abandon of pure joy, to feel the thrill of the hunt only to have their bounty leap away and escape. The rabbit lives another day, and the dogs find a dragonfly to follow.
Life is like that sometimes. You spend so much time chasing dreams that you never realize that all along, you were living your dreams and what you have is all you need.
She closes her eyes and drifts away, running with the dogs in the star studded sky.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Prosery Monday Moonbeams and Moon Dreams

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 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

#Haiku: New Coolness

early morning breeze
songbirds slow to awaken
in dawn’s new coolness

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Frank J. Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #156 New Coolness (shinryoo)

Author’s Note: It’s a new week and the start of my countdown to finishing up the radiation treatments for breast cancer. After today, 9 more to go. It’s been rough, but the end is near. Thanks to all of my wonderful friends who have given me the strength and willpower to go on.

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 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

Wait

“The early bird gets the worm, and the early fox gets the bird.” 

― Matshona Dhliwayo

Wait until sweet morning dew 
dries upon green velvet grass 
delight in simple pleasures 
a feather found, rich treasure 
Saunter with stealth and grace 
through mottled forest glen 
leave no visible trace
of where you’re going
or where you’ve been

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse #125

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 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

When the Heavens Explode

“We all shine on…like the moon and the stars and the sun…we all shine on…come on and on and on…” 
― john lennon

I heard the stars singing last night, an ancient lullaby
sharing their mystical wisdom from high in the nightwind sky

They sang to me their sorrow of man’s refusal to believe
how his actions are harming the earth, and the universe we see

For every action has a reaction like dominoes tumbling down
when you set one in motion, yes the world will still turn around

But the deepest question my friends we should all be thinking of
Will we be around to see it when the heavens explode above?

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: A poem from last year. I have been dealing with internet problems all morning.

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 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

I Drank the Moon

“She didn’t quite know what the relationship was between lunatics and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the insane.” 
― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

I drank the delicious moon one dark balmy night
as it flowed from the celestial blue sky,
An illuminated river of planets and nubulae
Tempted me with their moonlight madness.

The lustrous moon tasted of honeyed milk,
The bonbon planets oozed with dark chocolate
The nebulae, fragrant as crystalized ginger
Set my hungering afire with consuming desire.

And I became entangled and trapped
within this universe of delightful light,
a bodiless soul shimmering, in translucent air
floating among the stars and drinking the moon
Swimming in the insanity pool of my poetic mind.

©2019 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 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

Whisper of Autumn

“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.”

Indian Summer]” 
― John Howard Bryant

Cool whisper
of autumn in dawn’s
morning breeze
despite the 
brazen sun’s warmth on my face
refreshing relief

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #194 Synonyms only Hint & Bold

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 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page

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