Cacophony of Song

I sat on the garden bench
eavesdropping on lovebird’s chatter
Marveling at their cacophony of song
dancing on the air
I pondered what their sounds meant
and then at once, understood their lament
for underneath the mesquite tree
lay a tiny lifeless feathered spirit

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille– What’s That Rustling in the Eaves?
Kim is hosting dVerse today and asks us to write a quadrille with the word eavesdropping or a variation thereof.The pub opens at 3PM ETS- Come join in!

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

Bird’s Eye View

From where I sit the world’s crazy
no where to turn, future hazy

So I’ll rest high in my tree
because here at least I’m free

I’ll watch golden grasslands sway
delight in gazelles at play

From where I sit the world’s crazy
No where to turn, future hazy

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse #124

MLMM: Lucky Dip

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

The Feather’s Gift

Beverly Dyer

She gathers feathers and broken blue eggs,

discarded treasures from the birds

A shadow box of wispy memories

are proof that life endures.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Reposting this from last September. It’s been a long week of radiation treatments. I am grateful to have the next three days free of any doctor visits. Stay safe everyone.

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

Morning Moon

Image by dwsschmidt from Pixabay

Morning moon waning after night
pearly beams of light
vanishing in brilliant sun rays
as dark becomes day
in the evenings a wayward breeze
shadows dance with leaves
as birds take roost in swaying trees
yearning arises once again
a cool caress upon my skin
pearly beams of light, as dark becomes day, shadows dance with leaves

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: The form I used today is the Oviellejo, an Old Spanish verse form (derived from ovillo, a ball of yarn). A stanza consists of 10 lines, with a rhyme scheme of AABBCCCDDC. The second line of each rhyme scheme, Line 2,4,6, is a short line of up to 5 syllables. The last line is a “redondilla,” a “little round” that collects all three of the short lines.

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

Lost

“One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.” 

― Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever

In the darkness I have my dreams
of a time when body and soul
came together to make a whole
These days nothing is as it seems
emotions run rife with extremes

But I recall glorious days
when in each other’s arms we’d laze
Lost in your kiss as the earth tipped
drowning in sweet wine of your lips
and today’s pain fades in the haze

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge TIP

dVerse OLN #273

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

The Fragility of Tranquility

These are days of endless summer
as we bow in defeat to heat
wilting petals fall at our feet
sun pounding down, a mad drummer
while we long for winter’s slumber

Morning dawns in tranquility
light breaks through with fragility
awash in a rose colored sky
so we lift our weary heads high 
banishing our humility

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse #123

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: Cricket

Source: Wikimedia Commons

under the willows
beneath the rotting debris-
male cricket chirping

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Frank J. Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #153- Cricket

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No.193 Poets Choice

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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