Great Horned Owl

Juvenile Great Horned Owl on my patio
Mesa, AZ

Shift in
The universe
Change flies in on the wings
Of a Great Horned Owl as he peers
Into
My eyes, a rush of emotion
Escapes into the air
As I honor
This peace

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Authors Note: This morning I had an amazing encounter with this Great Horned Owl taking a rest on my patio. Owls have deep spiritual meaning and I am so honored to have had a visit.

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge: #177 Synonyms only

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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

Dance of Life and Death

Fading Wildflower Garden
Mesa,AZ

Even as the sun beats down upon the fading flowers
Mornings spent in my garden are the finest hours
Once vivid blossoms fresh and pure
Now wilting, drying, crumbling
Returning once more to their place of birth

For the dance between life and death
Is never more starkly evident
Than from one season to the next
As the youthful face of the garden withers, decays
From brilliant hues of canary, tangerine, rose
To bent gnarled stalks of alien seeds and pods
drifting to the rich earth awaiting the next season

©2020 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

When Blue Fire Auroras Gleam

A trail of tears left behind

In a dazzling blue sky

For all lost souls who

Have passed through

On their journey to the

Golden acre of dreams

Reine des Glaces has deemed

Nothing is as it seems

When blue fire auroras gleam

With colors tender and true

Soaring on iridescent wings

Of a Black Beauty butterfly

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Poetics Purple Patch

Author’s Note: This is a stream of consciousness piece.

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

Lorelei

She lives alone in a lighthouse by the sea. Since she moved here 7 years ago, she’s had the same nightmare each night. A tall man, wearing a hooded shroud whispers her name over and over; ‘Lorelei, Lorelei’. She never sees his face, but yet feels threatened.

Lately in the dream he is talking more, but she has a hard time remembering his words. Only ‘Get ready, I’m coming for you, Lorelei.

One stormy night, Lorelei hears a voice calling her name from outside. She rushes into the darkness, concerned someone may be in trouble. As she makes her way down to the rocks where the waves are crashing the shore, she sees a lone figure. It’s the man in her dream. His shadow shouts on a nightmare scream and his hood falls away, revealing his face.

It is hers and she is screaming.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Prosery Maya Angelou

Author’s Note: Bjorn has challenged us to write a story of 144 words or less using the line from Maya Angelou’s poem Caged Bird: “His shadow shouts on a nightmare scream”. My story is 144 words and is a twist on a legend.

Origin of the name Lorelei:

Derived from Lurlei, the name of the rock “ambush cliff,” which is derived from the Middle High German luren (to watch) and lei (a cliff, a rock). The name was altered to Lorelei by Clemens Brentano, a German poet. In Germanic legend, Lorelei was a beautiful siren who sat upon a rock in the Rhine River and lured sailors to shipwreck and death.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman

#Haiku: Fawn

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beneath ancient tree

spotted fawn in dappled shade

hidden in plain sight

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Frank J. Tassone: #Hakai Challenge #138 Fawn

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

#Silent Sunday: Opening

New Hibiscus Bloom in my Garden
Mesa, AZ

“But there’s a story behind everything. How a picture got on a wall. How a scar got on your face. Sometimes the stories are simple, and sometimes they are hard and heartbreaking. But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begin.” 

― Mitch Albom, For One More Day

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

Soon the Summer Comes

“I don’t see the desert as barren at all; I see it as full and ripe. It doesn’t need to be flattered with rain. It certainly needs rain, but it does with what it has, and creates amazing beauty.”Joy Harjo

Jacarandas rise high in the crystal blue sky
swaying in the whispering spring breeze
creating a storm of aubergine rain
falling onto damp emerald green.

Too soon will come the brutal desert sun
shimmering, dancing in blue waves of heat
when the thick burnt toast air is still, never stirs
unless a monsoon is coming from the Southeast.

©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

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