A Peaceful Life

As vivid summer blooms fade
on now withering vines
when autumn’s breeze strolls in
on the cusp of a velvet peach dawn
I cherish these beloved times.

Closing my eyes and taking a deep breath,
Nature’s sounds surround me
as hummingbirds flit here and there
defending their territory in the air
grey thrashers sing a welcome song.

With each day comes a deep sense of grace
filled with the peace of quiet harmony
As I spend each exquisite tranquil day
cherishing the simplicities of life
with grateful humility.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Poets United: Midweek Motif Everyday Living


#Haiku: Red Leaves

yellow veined red leaves

plump green grapes hanging heavy

vineyard in autumn

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge # 107 fall foliage

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband 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 her Amazon Author Page

The Fickleness of Autumn

Through the filigreed golden veil of dawn
October drifts in on a seductive breeze
kissing the wavering vibrant leaves,
hovering, unsure of what hues will please
the fickleness of the autumn season.

Mornings fresh and brisk evoke, a yearning
for my tattered sweater, wrapped in its folds
where the faintest scent of last night’s fire
warms my soul in the fleeting cold.

Each afternoon in the leaf scattered garden
dappled shadows grace the etched stone walls
taunting the geckos to come out and play
before the abrupt ending of a perfect fall day.

As twilight’s brush paints the western sky
with an artist’s brilliant palette
blending red, orange, purple and yellow
on the canvas of a deepening turquoise sky
the sun in sadness relents, and sighs a long goodbye.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

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Rising Star

Wikimedia Commons– Larry Davis

No worries dude it’s cool,
singing mournful blues
he strums his scarred guitar,
chances are he’ll go far
if he believes
He’s a rising star.
One night
when he’s crooning a tune,
he hears the perfect words
‘Copasetic, Man- you sing like a bird!’

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille #89 Are you Set?

#Haiku: Hummingbird Wings

blur of fluttering

bright jeweled wings buzzing by-

hummingbirds feeding

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #1758 Hummingbird

Promote Yourself Monday, October 7, 2019

Good Morning everyone- It’s Promote Yourself Monday at the Go Dog Go Cafe. Pop over to the site, post a link to one of your poems or stories, and be sure to read and enjoy others’ words. Have a marvelous 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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#Haiku: Dragonfly Love

graceful dancing hearts

spawning life, from nymph to sky

dragonflies in love

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #1757 Dragonfly

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