Where Life Once Dwelled

“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.”- Kahlil Gibran

Listening to the ocean, an echo in the shell where life once dwelled
I find the missing pieces of my heart, two halves now whole
With wise eyes closed, I know this intimate trodden path well.

For my pain is the growing out of my now useless old cocoon
Bringing a deep new understanding of what is real, what is true
And now becoming a butterfly with wet wings fresh and new.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband of 22 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 her Amazon Author Page

Imaginary Garden with Real Toads: Just One Word: Halved

The Sunday Muse #68

Poets United: Poetry Pantry #489

Advertisements

Every Line

Blush velvet evening sky
kisses luscious perfumed air
fragrant breeze of wildflowers
heady scent of green grass, magic abides
in glossy pink porcelain champagne clouds
as the lonely woman recites poetry
to the dazzling stars, remembering
every line of his handsome face.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband of 22 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 her Amazon Author Page

#Haiku: Canna Lily

ruling the garden

brilliant sunset flowering

Canna lily bloom

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1721 Canna Lily

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge No.139 Poets Choice

#Gogyohka: Clingstone Peaches

sticky sweet juices
dripping down my chin
still warm from golden summer sun
plump and luscious orb
rosy velvet clingstone peach

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Ronovan Writes Weekly Challenge #265 Plump & Luscious

Morning Dawned in Harsh Monochrome

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” 
― Kahlil Gibran

You left this earthly plane eight years ago today,
though yesterday the sun was hot and the air balmy,
this morning dawned in harsh monochrome
and once blue skies are now painted charcoal grey.

Soon the leaden sky will cry tears from a summer storm
and then my own will fall, sliding down my aging face
blurring these scrawled words on the wrinkled page:
‘I miss you mom, every single day.’

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Author’s Note: My dear mother passed away 8 years ago today. Grief never gets easier, it only changes colors.

#Haiku: Zinnias

delightful zinnias

tiny flowers rising up

from your heart center

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: #1720 Zinnias

To a Butterfly

”Butterflies are God’s confetti, thrown upon the Earth in celebration of His love.” – K. D’Angelo

To a butterfly each moment is precious
what better life?
Kissing a profusion of flowers
floating in a larkspur sky
wearing your favorite brilliant colors.

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse: Wednesday Muse – Butterflies!

%d bloggers like this: