#Shadorma: Plant the Seed

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Plant each seed
Envision and dream
Be thankful
For all life
Brings with each gentle rising
Of bright morning sun

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #202

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 24 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

Early Morning in the Garden

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This morning as a bright autumn sun 
peeks through meandering smoky clouds 
I ramble through my ancient garden, 
delighting in the budding roses
finally recovering from desert heat

I search for lime green praying mantis
who are abundant this time of year
I watch them spread their razored arms
in prayer towards turquoise heavens
lost in reverent meditation

I see tender sprouts of gay wildflowers 
pushing up through rocky grained sand
as blue belly lizards chase black beetles 
crawling on grey stone walls while they 
run away from water sprinkling flowerbeds

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Poetics 428 Poetry as Witness

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 24 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

Alice and Zeke

Alice and Zeke live in the attic of a greying weathered abandoned house. They were out hunting one night when they happened upon it in the middle of the woods. Zeke spotted a broken window near the rooftop and decided to explore. Alice followed close behind and that’s when they found the abandoned nest. It was perfect.

On brumous nights, the stale scent of humans seeps through cracks from floors below. They are safe for there is nothing behind the wall except a space where the wind whistles.

Though they are usually nocturnal hunters, today is a special day. It is mating season and they have chosen one another. Nodding and bowing in a ritualistic dance, Zeke mounts Alice with force. It is over in a matter of seconds, and Alice flies to the nest and lays eggs. There are three. The brooding begins.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Prosery Of Houses Walls and Whistling Winds Merril is hosting today and asks us to write a 144 word story using the following line from a poem by Lisel Mueller: “There is nothing behind the wall except a space where the wind whistles”-
from “Drawings By Children” by Lisel Mueller

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 24 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

Hope

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“No twittering waves can wash away our brilliant blue candle of hope for today we awakened to a new era of love.”

Linda Lee Lyberg

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse #133

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 24 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

#Haiku: Cold wind

threatening grey skies-
hushed breath of cold wind rattling
ashen leaves of fall

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Ronovan Writes Weekly #Haiku Challenge 130

Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge No 201

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 24 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

Fugue

A swiftly failing memory
cast in hues of black and sepia
an 8 MM movie
flickering shadows on a blank screen
caught between imagination and reality,
life becomes a deep dark dream.

And in this fugue mental state
when a mind is fading, waning
thoughts move like sliding doors
on a dirty rusted iron track
getting caught in all the debris
of insignificant memories.

And then there are those days
when the mind is crystal clear
and the lovely music of yesterday
still wafts on the fragrant air
remembering those you hold dear
before in darkness, they slip away.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: This is how I imagine Alzheimer’s to be. My mother had some dementia in her later days, but I am grateful she never forgot me or my husband.

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 24 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

The Sharp Tang of Ginger

Photo by Evgeni Evgeniev on Unsplash

No snowflakes drifting into a blanket of cashmere
Or the bitter cold of winter settling into bones
No fierce winds howling in angry March skies
Or bright blooming daffodils announcing spring
No butterflies of summer taking their first flight
Or golden fireflies twinkling on a rainy night 

When autumn arrives as November ambles in 
Adorned with an indigo harvest moon 
A jeweled bauble in a fuzzy peach sky
Green trees now dressed in hues of an artist palette
Painted in shades of russet, gamboge, and scarlet
And chilly mornings announce its glorious presence

As the sharp tang of ginger and cinnamon drifts on air
Gifting us with time to reflect, to give thanks, and share

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Poetics What Does November Mean to You?

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 24 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 purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

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