This is Love


And if you ask, but where is love?
I will say as the twinkling stars above
so is love

And if you ask, but why is love?
I will say as the soft coos of doves
so is love

And if you ask, but what is love?
I will say as those hopes undreamed of
so is love

And if you ask, but who is love?
I will say, sweetheart, because
love is love, in you, in me, in love.

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Dedicated to My Big Viking. You have my heart in your heart, always. I love you.

On Love, Death, and Hurricanes


I’m sorry I woke you up
in the middle of the night to eat ice cream,
but the hurricane is here and now the power is out
and I don’t know what to do with all the food,
it’s going to rot and start to smell
please wake up now
there’s not one single ice cube to be had
to cool a glass of sweet tea
what I wouldn’t give
for an ice cold glass of tea right now,
with the outside of the glass
sweating in the oppressive humid air
or hell, maybe a beer because
I am really stressed out
about this damn hurricane.


No one lives after taking 20 hits of acid
but you did and I watched over you all night
while you rambled on about nonsensical things
and worried myself sick about whether
you would live or die
you didn’t tell me
what you were going to do
and back then I was so naive, so good
still innocent to the ways of men
with all their talk dressed in Sunday best
that was really hiding the devil within
and yet we made it until morning,
me the watchful protector, you the crazed musician
and finally at last you settled and slept
and I knew enough time had gone by
that you wouldn’t die and I wouldn’t be alone
to live with your death but yes,
death eventually came for you
you had been chasing it for so long
and death finally said, “Okay, you win, let’s go.”


I can’t believe you stood
in the kitchen and screamed
You are a nymphomaniac
and the windows were all open
for it was a hot summer night
and the neighbors probably heard
every word of the argument
while the men in the neighborhood
kept thinking to themselves-
Man, are you out of your mind,
but yes you were at the time
because you had been through
some really tough times
and now here I was
having the audacity
to love you
at the very same moment
a part of your life just ended.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: MTB The Death Sentence Amaya is asking us to write up to three one sentence poems with the following rules: Rule #1-The poem must tell a story in one sentence. Rule #2- The poem must explore the theme of ‘the end of civilization as we know it.’ And lastly, there is one more hidden rule that must be followed if your poem is to be a “death sentence” in its pure form: it must be improvised.

#Haiku: Rainbow

apricot sunset

brilliant prism of colors

forming in the sky

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #1810 Rainbow

#Haiku: Open Flower

soaking up the sun

African daisy flowers

joyous signs of spring

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

MLMM: Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille

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:
and on her Amazon Author Page

Spring Sigh

My Garden
Mesa, AZ

Here among wildflowers,
the garden teems with buzzing bees
and early emerging butterflies
all on a fragrant high

For sweet alyssum fills fresh air
with its aromatic tempting scent
Delicate as a spring sigh
startling honeybees in mid-flight,
drawing butterflies to its perfumed lair

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille #97- Filling the Page


Languid wild honey mornings

Opal dawn creeps in through windows

Velvet eyes caress her soul

Enchanting lover

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #1808 LOVE Acrostic Challenge

Author’s Note: The form we are challenged to use is a dodoitsu which consists of 4 lines with 7-7-7-5 syllables. The added twist is for it to also be an acrostic with the word LOVE.

Promote Yourself Monday, February 10, 2020

Good Morning! It’s Promote Yourself Monday at the Go Dog Go Cafe. Come read other’s works, and share one of your latest. Have a wonderful week- Linda

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Promote yourself Mon

Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe community members are invited to post one link to one specific piece of their writing (600 words or less please!) they have published on their blog, Facebook page, or Instagram feed into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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