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.
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)
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
I plunge my thin needle
deep through layers of stiff cloth
make my stitches sure
I’m a warrior woman
thumping my spirit-drum
made of dappled starlight.
I measure timeless days
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