If I Would Have Known


If I Would Have Known



If I would have known:


what deserved attention,

and what was nothing more than

that which didn’t matter.


that diverse illusions

hung upon 100 columns,

and an outbreak of fancy visions

were ramped up upon the face of many hills.


that a pretender on a throne

could be abetted by priests

with kindred ambition

and similar creed.


that the restraints of men

are short-term tasks imposed,

and that there is a hell

that does not last forever.



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 Sight; 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, Rhythms Told, will be published this autumn.  Examples of Linda’s poetry and a listing of publications can be found at lindaspoetryblog.blogspot.com


  1. my favorite so far this month. it speaks to me.

    1. Thank you so very much, Jeff. I am honored. From Linda.

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