Day 18: Ode to Dying Moon

My poem is the feature poem today for Sarah Connor’s Advent Project. Stop by and read some of the other wonderful poets featured this far. Have a lovely holiday all- Linda

Sarah writes poems

Waning moon in an ice blue sky did you breathe a weary sigh
When frosty winter solstice moved you
As you shined your brightest light that night,
Did you hear the angel trumpets on high
Blaring Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

When you share wintry dawn with a dazzling white sun
Do you still hear sweet angelic music
And as you die your lonely death in a fading grey sky
Do the aurora clouds mourn your good-bye
Crooning Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah!

This beautiful poem comes from Linda Lee Lyburg, a dVerse host and a fine poet. I’m so pleased to share her work with you.

LindaLee 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.Lindawrites various forms of poetry, as well as short stories.You can read more of her works…

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#Haiku: Snow

Image by Barbara A Lane from Pixabay

a murder of crows
littering brilliant white snow–
near her small footprints

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge: No. 203

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

Tattered and Grey

I looked for you today, I thought 
I saw your face there– 
among tethered winter clouds

But when I looked again, they became 
another memory cloaked 
in tattered grey shrouds

Then came longing, the painful ache 
of missing you in harsh– 
brilliant sunlight breaking through

And upon my soul ensued, a somber mood 
the loneliest shade of indigo blue, 
painting all I saw with a wistful hue
as I looked 
for you

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: MTB- Endings/Beginnings

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

Queen of Shadows

“Pulvis et umbra sumus. (We are but dust and shadow.)” 

― Horace, The Odes of Horace

In a dark glen of an ancient forest
there lives a wicked old crone
who feasts upon tender humans
that through fate, happen by all alone

Her name is Queen of Shadows
for to look upon her weathered face
your sight will fade to black clouds
as you’re sent to Hell’s charred gates

Queen craves the taste of terrified flesh
for it feeds her fantasies of frenzy
as she cracks and gnaws on meaty bones
she becomes a beast of powerful fury

When the wretched one comes forth
She rises up on bent hind legs
Her eyes flame with fiery lights
Oh how she loves to hear them beg!

But pleas only tease her bloody thirst
for the Queen never tires of hearing
their anguished screams while she feeds
and rips out their hearts for dessert.

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poetics: Exploring Gothic as a Literary Genre

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

In Praise of the Sun, 2

Milk glass clouds
kiss a turquoise sky
as tangerine sun arises
Crisp cold breeze
welcomes with ease
sweet dawning of a new day

Mother earth breathes deep
as song birds in time peep
the overture of fresh morn
Another brilliant day comes
as black night succumbs
to the tender warmth
of God’s healing light

©2020 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 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

Burning Embers

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Come linger with me in the inglenook
while we cuddle by the crackling fire
reading love sonnets from a tattered book
as flames and words stoke our burning desire

With fiery eyes reflecting ardor for one another
We kiss– setting our thumping hearts aflutter

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille #118 In the Inglenook Come join us today at the pub where I am hosting the Monday Quadrille. The pub opens at 3PM EST!

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 Year of Whiting Grey

“How many loved your moments of glad grace, 

And loved your beauty with love false or true; 

But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, 

And loved the sorrows of your changing face.” 

― William Butler Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

They say sorrow 
etches lines 
across your face
I know this to be true 
for every briny tear shed 
leaves an immutable trace 
of wrenching grief 
you have endured

In this year 
where deep sorrow prevails
prophetic news 
dawning everyday
thousands dead, more to come
With each searing cry 
for another’s doom
comes another 
strand of whiting grey

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

The Sunday Muse #138

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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