Myst-ery, goddess with blue raven locks and eyes diablo green
but for the fiery torchlight burning between, she’s unseen
With deadly calm she lures you down the path of exile
tempting your sinful flesh with her feminine guile,
and though you know all the while
she sings to you a death melody
you care not for she is
your final destiny.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poetics


First Cherry Blossom

first cherry blossom
dancing in the gentle rain
sweet garden rebirth

first cherry blossom
braving winter’s cutting edge
bursting forth alone

dancing in the gentle rain
petals glistening
spring will follow soon

sweet garden rebirth
watercolors of new growth
lone blue tit trilling

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’a Note: Chèvrefeuille has challenged us to write a fusion haiku from two of his haiku on the theme of cherry blossom. We are then to create a troiku from our fusion haiku. Below are the two haiku he has given us to work with:

standing naked
in awe of the first cherry blossom
dancing in the garden

on winter’s edge
the first Cherry blossom blooms
rain falls softly              

© Chèvrefeuille

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation

Fresh as a Summer Rose

As your lips impose a kiss as fresh as a summer rose
My heart does leap and rejoice in a lilting prose
And I will never forsake the memories
wrapped in your arms, sweet reveries
dreaming together as one
loving from sun to sun.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Quadrille Monday

Last Figs

In the winter, nights and mornings are chilly here in the desert. Rain showers are frequent, and the cactus are plump. The mesquite tree is losing it’s fern like leaves, creating a velvety blanket below it. Birds pick through the refuse to build nests. Southwestern wildflowers are revealing colorful faces as they bask in the afternoon sun.

first spring gust beckons
fresh green growth erupting forth
last figs decaying

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Frank Tassone’s Haikai Challenge

Promote Yourself Monday – February 11, 2019

Happy Monday everyone! It’s Promote Yourself Monday at the Go Dog Go Cafe. Pop over to the site, and share your latest and greatest. Be sure to leave a link so others can read what you’ve written. Read and share your thoughts on others’ work- everyone loves feedback. Have a fabulous Day- Linda

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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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Moon Glow

Pale moon jellyfish

graceful waltz in turquoise sea

ethereal glow

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: Yesterday, we visited OdySea in the Desert, an aquarium attraction Scottsdale AZ. It was spectacular. These moon jellyfish were some of my favorites.

Morning Feed

Inca doves forage

pecking between rocks for seed

hawk’s wide-eyed prey

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg


Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge

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