Fleeting Autumn

Barren spectral trees

entreating fleeting Autumn

one last ray of light

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem:http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2018/11/carpe-diem-1556-fleeting-autumn-yuku-aki.html

Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bdilworth/13382103424/in/photostream/


Autumn Memories

Autumn always brings memories of you. I see your eyes in the bright turquoise sky, and I hear your cadence in the birdsong outside my window. I watched a video of you singing, and I wondered, why did you silence your voice? Did you believe there was no other way?

autumn leaves decay

rain still falls, sadness remains

as mourning doves coo

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads:http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/11/mono-no-aware.html

Also linking to dVerseOLN: https://dversepoets.com/2018/11/29/open-link-night-233/

Autumn Dayspring

Dawn in Mesa

Peach faced sun peeking
over the painted horizon
singing with glory the promise
of a brilliant Autumn dayspring

Crisp cool air upon bare cheeks
the striking scene mesmerizing
I close my eyes and listen, in sync
with the tiny hummingbird’s tweeting

His joyous song dances on rose tinted air,
as he puffs his small iridescent chest
and mourning doves join with gentle coos
in this moment, I am infinite, blessed.

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

Poet’s United: http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2018/11/poets-united-midweek-motif-morning-poem.html

Desire is a Slow Ember

Desire is a slow ember glowing, burning

Igniting flames to illuminate black night

Their need dangerous wanting, yearning

For that which is gone from tender sight

Igniting flames to illuminate black night

Two souls craving the fiery touch of another

For that which is gone from tender sight

Stoking hot cinders that will not smother

Two souls craving the fiery touch of another

Shedding clothes, inhibitions with wild abandon

Stoking hot cinders that will not smother

Love’s fire blooms, raging with unleashed passion

Shedding clothes, inhibitions with wild abandon

Their need dangerous, wanting, yearning

Love’s fire blooms, raging with unleashed passion

Desire is a slow ember glowing, burning

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse: https://dversepoets.com/2018/11/27/fire-up-that-creativity-dverse-poetics/


brushstrokes on blue sky

pampas grass sways with fall breeze

birds catch southern wind

brushstrokes on blue sky

silhouettes in golden light

soft rustling of reeds

pampas grass sways with fall breeze

graceful dance of cotton tops

a tuft breaks free, soars

birds catch southern wind

bidding farewell to autumn

before the snow comes

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem:http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2018/11/carpe-diem-1553-waving-pampas-grass.html

Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/treegrow/39399993912


The Embrace, Lovers II, by Egon Schiele

The slow beat, beat, beat of your heart gives me a thrill as it begins to race, picks up the pace, what a wicked chill to feel the power of your embrace

While my soul conspires to consume your delicious taste upon my thirsty lips as your ocean crests and dips, slips into the abyss, sealing our fates


©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

Go Dog Go Cafehttps://godoggocafe.com/2018/11/27/tuesday-writing-prompt-challenge-november-27-2018/

Art: Wikimedia Commons

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge November 27, 2018

Good Morning everyone, It’s time for the Tuesday Writing Prompt over at Go Dog Go Cafe! Stop by, read the new prompt, and submit your best!

Go Dog Go Café

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

The prompts are designed to be quick challenges that can be written in 10 to 15minutes,  inspire you creatively, are fun, and get everyone interacting.  Please post your response to the prompt in the comments below and show your fellow posters some love and support.  All members of the Go Dog Go community, including Baristas, are welcome to participate.  Feel free to share this post on your own blogs and/or Facebook.

Today’s prompt:  

Use the words “wicked chill” in any form of poetry or prose. 

Stay warm my friends.  Get those words warmed up and flowing!

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Waiting for the Roses

Rio Sambas

Here, in this place, this haphazard garden, is peace. The lavender spills into the path, breaking free of its boundaries. The bright orange Mexican sunflowers with their golden pom-pom centers, are blooming even now in late November. Bees hover around the milkweed, gathering pollen for their nutrient rich honey. We are watching a chrysalis for signs of life and soon, a butterfly will emerge, free to soar the azure sky.
The first week in December, the Rio Sambas will be at the height of their winter blooming. December 7th is my late mother’s birthday; they bloom to remind me she is always here.
This is my favorite season in Arizona. Other parts of our country have had their first snowfall, but here it is a balmy 72 degrees today. This is our Autumn, and we suffer through the brutal hot summers, sweating and waiting for these glorious days.

December rose blooms

brilliant petals blossoming

fading, fall to earth

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Haibun Monday:https://dversepoets.com/2018/11/26/haibun-monday-waiting/

Promote Yourself Monday – November 26, 2018

Hi All, It’s Promote Yourself Monday at the Go Dog Go Cafe! Stop by, have a read, and share one of your favorite pieces.

Go Dog Go Café


Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog 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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Along The Road

sun drenched butterscotch

autumn’s golden canopy

the road to heaven

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: http://chevrefeuillescarpediem.blogspot.com/2018/11/carpe-diem-1552-autumn-colors-along.html


Monarch Butterfly

The Chrysalis……Vivid Green

Birthing Life                                              

                                                         (a change)

In direction from Crawling to Flying

Exactly what I am doing now that

I am Writing…………Flying Free                

                                                                 (soul soaring)

Transformed……..Worlds of Words to conquer

So.  Little.  Time.

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

Real Toads: http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2018/11/weekend-mini-challenge-and-days-are-not.html

Poet’s United:http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2018/11/poetry-pantry-430.html


Heartbroken, she now forever resigned

For alas her sorrow had come to stay

No bells were tolling, no telling signs

No hooting owl on that bitter cold day,

When a fragile heart stopped and the world went grey

She walks at night praying to see his face in the pale moon

And looks for his brilliant eyes in the tempestuous sea,

But he’s not there she’s bereft, for he left gone all too soon

And she, once vibrant is now cursed to forever be

A specter of a woman haunted, yearning to be free

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg


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