Treasuring Poetry – Meet poet Lynda McKinney Lambert and a review

Today, I am delighted to feature artist and poet, Lynda McKinney Lambert as my Treasuring Poetry guest. Do go over and read her thoughts on poetry and my review of her lovely poetry and prose book. Thanks for hosting, Kaye Lynne Booth.

Writing to be Read

Today, I am delighted to welcome artist and poet, Lynda McKinney Lambert, to Treasuring Poetry with her thoughts about poems and poetry,

Which of your own poems is your favorite?

I chose a poem on page 127 of my latest publication, Songs for the Pilgrimage, DLD Books, 2021. “Talisman,” is located in Part IV: Landmarks and Landscapes.

“Talisman” (This is a free-form poem)

by

Lynda McKinney Lambert

(written April 30, 2016)

Visualize a talisman-

precious stones and crystals

woven in bold patterns

plenty of Japanese glass seed beads

tiny drops of perfect symmetry.

I select flawless beads

stab them onto steel needles

hundreds of stitches.

thrust them one at a time

upwards into the heavens

endlessly.

I plunge my thin needle

deep through layers of stiff cloth

make my stitches sure

hold tight.

I’m a warrior woman

thumping my spirit-drum

made of dappled starlight.

I measure timeless days

counting beads…

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14 thoughts on “Treasuring Poetry – Meet poet Lynda McKinney Lambert and a review

    1. My mom is also in a Vikings stage, Jacqui. You go back further than I do with your primary historical loves. I like the 19th and early 20th centuries best, but enjoy pretty much all history. I’m currently reading a book about General Franco in Spain and listening to Regeneration by Pat Barker about a military mental hospital during WW1.

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