Contemplating the Mysteries This or That



Contemplating The Mysterious This Or That



Can anyone tell us for certain what the mystery looks like?


Grubby windows and beyond are leathery landscapes


                                                            things must be beautiful there


Gardens piled high with weeds


                                                            kind and inviting soft grass


Saprogenic legends thrown atop a  putrid lot


                                                            poplar branches in full bloom


The judas hole in the door exposes evil


                                                            a bag of treasures left on the doorstep


Corruptible knockers spotted striving for entry


                                                            highly pleased to see today’s company


Emitting radar of danger after one opens the front door


                                                            the perceptible easing of fear as one views a friend


Each room reflecting every hidden double cross


                                                            the whole house furnished with poetical legitimacy


Furnished by the now exposed, boorish innkeeper


                                                            by a jovial superintendent


 Ragged pieces of paper upon which are written all of your sins that can never be hidden


            a version of peace and harmony ever nestled in the heart as code for companionship


 A hostile power spoils the eternal food


                                                            each morning a beautiful, full English breakfast for two


The forced chasm of turmoil


                                                            persuasion as a way to peace


The fleeting trickery of duplicitous disconnection


                                        an occasional shattered ecstacy liberated and reassembled for all time




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 new book, Spica’s Frequency, will be published on December 1, 2021. Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found 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. this is a poem to be read over and over.again.

  2. Thank you so much, Rene. I am grateful for your reading and commenting on this piece.

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