THINGS I LOVE

THINGS I LOVE

Long walks, Yoga, Tai Chi, swimming, Geography, History, Mythology, impressive photography, the ocean and its creatures, my family and close friends, movies, driving on an open highway, vampires, dancing, poetry (reading/writing), cooking, laughter, positive people, waterfalls, Summer, Astronomy and stargazing, live music, Art (looking at/creating), Italian - Mexican - Mediterranean food, traveling, Architecture, scarves, incense, languages, museums, heroes, singing (I didn’t say I could), waxing philosophical, trees, beautiful flower gardens, oranges, animals, biking, Skechers, candles, Christmas, soft rain, the smell of freshly mown grass, building/playing classical guitars, crossword puzzles, champagne, fire-pits and campfires.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022







 

Thank you to Stephanie J. Bardy and David K. Montoya for publishing this poem in the May issue of The World of Myth Magazine.


https://jayzohub.com/darkmythproductions/theworldofmyth/107/poems/banshee.html







Banshee
By: Linda Imbler 

Hail to the inexplicable bookkeeper, 
who announces that there will be those departing. 
She does not give us a boding landslide of names, 
only trumpets the unvarying strident alarm, 
ear-splitting in its seriousness.

Shrill soprano notes, 
removing all silence from the air, 
cracking open the sky. 
A sound that falls as a superhuman cuff.

Her wise impudence may be felt as displeasing and frightful. 
Even so, 
we should express our gratitude for her talents, 
to she who wears the unsubtle crown of foreshadow, 
so that we wake each morning prepared to accept today's losses.

-

Saturday, May 14, 2022




Thank you so very much to Poet Vatsala Radhakeesoon for the honor of having my poem included alongside some wonderful writers as we celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day.

https://vatsalaradwritingworld.home.blog/2022/05/11/international-dylan-thomas-day-2022-mauritius-2/



Is Dark Really Right?


In the stilly night, we reviewed our lives,
recalled our best treks through the deepest dells,
through steep wooded valleys called The Dingle.

Handed glad tidings to watchmen we passed,
smiling through dreams, strolling in the green mead,
through aged eyes, searched for high empyrean.

Wondered our fate as the ether darkened,
strove to espy all that made life favored,
tried to keep our thoughts from going afar.

Yet, the sun set with all celerity,
cold seeped into bones, turned corpses niveous.
We were warned such gelid fate would happen.

The best son of Wales gave us the caution,
do not go gently, we should have listened.


Tuesday, May 10, 2022

 Thank you to Editor Mark Antony Rossi for publishing my short fiction today in Ariel Chart. 

https://www.arielchart.com/2022/05/selective-visions.html






Selective Visions

  

 A white picket fence, built-in front of a clipped, deep green lawn. A garden planted before a small veranda. Small is a limiting word, she means cozy.  Cozy enough for two to cuddle within, and enjoy each other’s company. A perfect home, except for the too loud ticking of the grandfather clock and that thump the shutter makes.  When it hits, it sounds like a car door closing.   

Wasn’t it Henry David Thoreau who said to go confidently in the direction of your dream?  She thinks she’s done that.  She sees a parade of celebrations coming: a wedding, large family holiday gatherings, great festive events.  The only thing to mar those events is the ever-increasingly loud tick of the clock, a more aggressively sounding strike of the shutter.  It sounds like something strongly ominous in the distance.

She looks forward to the long romantic walks around the block hand in hand and arm in arm.  All the neighbors smile and wave as the couple passes.  She sees that everyone knows them to be good people, and a pair completely in love. The neighbors will say this amongst themselves in the most wistful of ways. That ticking is becoming deafening.  And, that shutter, blown by the winds, sounding like a huge door slamming shut.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

 A huge thank you to Editor Scott Thomas Outlar for publishing my three poems in the 2022 Edition of Setu Magazine.

https://www.setumag.com/2022/04/Western-Voices-2022-Linda-Imbler.html


Stopping The Impossible

A new vision of equidistant pigeons,
stuck mores tangled in imposed grinds.
No one gets an uptown lease.
Predestined railroad tracks,
and running upon them, irrelevant trains.

The engineers feel we live
within the trapped understanding
of invented occasions, useless styles,
and give expected, sweet patronage
to every complete infringement,
to every exact approach of all they prescribe.

There are solid objections
and revolutions inside us,
instilling a rabid reacquaintance
with the questioning of governing headlines.

Even half a turn
will change those,
and reconstruct each person’s individuality.

The unsuccessful wrong now stands corrected.
***


That Certain Pure Light

When eyes critique the sky,
and views of silvery stars above astonish,
each like a diamond, 
with carats and memories sharply defined,
what is seen and felt is:

Pure illumination of the sacrosanct
perfect sparkle of the devout
sheer bright of the honorable
unsullied luminosity of the enshrined
immaculate twinkling of the hallowed
radiance and shine of the omniscient
saintly blaze of the pure.

Each of us sees our individual heaven there.
One favor to grant as we wish upon any star.
There’s an unspoken elevation of the heart,
inspired by all the lamplights of the sky,
making us dream,
and search for serenity.

Within the stars we share one soul.
There everlasting peace is found,
and all good remembrances are saved.
***


No Seasons In The Dark

Talking forests of inspiration
stand profusely appareled with green,
or bare branched umber.
Yet, the clad and unclad both speak in riddles.

Neither is clear,
because communication is in the roots below.
That’s where the codes of honor
are laid in the silence of the holy, 
but exhibited in the strength of the earthly.

Seasons do not hold sway here
in this unlit sanctum.
All that’s inviolable is buried, 
lucky in the dawn, day, or dusk,
the undefiled that reaps the benefit of incisive artifacts, 
of things that grow best for us.









My Mother’s Secret

 

I found my mother’s secret

tucked away in a

drawer beneath some bras,

after she had gone away,

inside five boxes

of feminine pads.

Pills of all descriptions

without prescriptions,

such a canny mind.

What I first thought as gross forethought,

in fact was brilliant,

the elegance of her secrecy.

All these years of mindful outlet

with numbness as the goal met.

She, closeting her pain,

keeping the pretense of

a younger woman's necessity

when in fact, no younger woman could harbor

so many years of ache.







If Only



As Tantalus pleaded,

All only ever out of reach,

So shall I,

For the alchemy of properly positioned syllables,

The perfect mathematical equation of sounds

Whispered out from a broken heart,

That allows me to have

That one last minute again

Before you take your last breath.


As Garbo bid,

From well lit corners of her stage,

So shall I

To get that perfect retake,

The best possible script written,

Delivered in most dramatic fashion

To re-create the final scene,

To assuage my grief

At the stunning irreversibility

Of your death.