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

Beneath Cloistered Bowers

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Here beneath tendrils of green willow tree
Where sun seldom kisses darkening shade
A secret world exists for you and me
As we patiently wait for light to fade

Once brilliant sun sets, pale moon rises high
Your hands find their way to my secret place
From my lips escape pleasurable sighs
As my fluttering heart begins to race

Shedding our clothes beneath cloistered bowers
Time slips away, day blends into night
Whiling away tender passionate hours
Safe from prying eyes, hidden from their sight

Oh! My darling pray this night never ends
For here in your arms I’ll forever spend

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Doubly Perfect Fourteen 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

#Haiku: Flower Moon

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flower moon peeking
shining light through wispy puff
dandelion spring

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge #176- Poet’s Choice

Frank J. Tassone #Haikai Challenge: Flower Moon

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

Heart Beats

“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.” -Fyodor Dostoevsky

Adorned with my colorful mask
I venture out into the world among strangers
I am startled by the sound of not only my own voice
And theirs… Must they speak so loud?
Are they shouting, or have I
Grown accustomed to the subtle silence
I live with each passing day
But for the melodious song of grey mockingbirds
Outside in my peaceful garden
I find myself longing to understand the meaning
Within the sweet arias they croon
Do they sing of spring and summer heat
Or heartache and loneliness for a mate?
I take a deep breath
Feeling my heart beat, beat, beat…
And sip a glass of cool mint tea

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poetics: Solitude

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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