The Tears That Flew Me Home


The Tears That Flew Me Home


While I was across the ocean, 

a golden bird I saw.

To that one bird’s voice were added many.

The cacophony caused within me such little effect.


Yet, when I heard the Nightingale’s lamentable tone,

so powerful, so beautiful,

so sudden a change came.


No flaxen wings sit upon the body of this bird,

brown and hidden in the night.

His melody, the only evidence he exists.

He gets a frozen bill after finding his mate,

but his song continues to speak to me,

and the feeling of what I missed most

sits upon my lashes.


There is no such bird in my country,

only the memory of the tears that flew me back home.



Linda Imbler


Linda Imbler’s poetry collections include six published paperbacks: Big Questions, Little Sleep, Big Questions, Little Sleep” second edition (expanded with 66 additional poems), Lost and Found, Red Is The Sunrise, Bus Lights, Travel Sights, and Spica’s Frequency.  Soma Publishing has published her four e-book collections, The Sea’s Secret Song, Pairings, a hybrid of short fiction and poetry, and That Fifth Element, and Per Quindecim. Her newest paperback poetry collection, Spicas Frequency, will be published on Amazon in December 2021. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be sound at In addition to writing, she helps her husband, a Luthier, build acoustic guitars and steel strings in Wichita, Kansas, U.S.A.  They are currently working on number 10.


  1. enchanting and moving. the work i want to see more of in magazines.

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