January 26, 2019
239 pages. DLD Books, 2017
104 River Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117
Amazon Kindle version, $3.99
Available from Smashwords as an E-book. $3.99
I began writing full-time after retirement from teaching in the fall of 2007. I am a regular contributor to notable literary Journals including Indiana voice Journal; Breath & Shadow: Wordgathering: Magnets & Ladders; The Weekly Avocet; NatureWriting; Plum Tree Tavern; Poetry Quarterly; Tanka Review; The Pangolin Review; Spirit Fire Review;
and other Literary Magazines.
Proverse (Hong Kong) Prize for Single Poem Anthology, Mingled Voices #2 and Mingled Voices #3 (2017 and 2018); Behind Our Eyes: A Second Look; Behind Our Eyes: A Literary Sunburst; Artful Alchemy, Spent Blossoms (Tanka Society of America, Anthology 2016), The Avocet, and other books and anthologies.
My second book. It’s a collection of 16 poems and 27 non-fiction essays. During the 7 years of writing these works, I explored the beauty of the physical and spiritual world from various time periods and places. Themes from ancient mythology, history, nature, personal memories and contemporary life are woven into a new fabric of things that are seen and unseen. This book is a year-long journey through the seasons from January through December. This book is a collection of new and published work.
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories and Poems
Please contact me: email@example.com
In “Harbinger,” Lynda reflects on the groundhog and other species that predict when spring will come and signal its arrival. In “Williams Red Roses,” she reminisces about a rose bush her father gave her. In “A Visitation from Butterflies,” she describes a miraculous event that occurred while her daughter was in a medically induced coma after cancer surgery.”
~ Abbie Johnson Taylor, Author of My Ideal Partner, and several other books.
are sunny and warm.
There are those days
that are too dismal
even for photos.
that come with old age.
when old memories
mingle among the
Purple Thistles & Chicory
blooming along the road.
We are all blessed that your gift of light can be spread easily with the help of the special equipment you get to use! I got the book the first day it was available in print 🙂 and I have been touched by everything I have read so far. It is unreal how memories expressed through words so exquisite will artfully weave themselves into your reader’s mind and go all the way to the roots to make our own forgotten memories spring up with new life!
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for writing and publishing for us.
~ Kriszta Szak, Realtor & Amazon customer.
Two friends on a bench
comfort each other
A scratch of the head
A nod, touch of the arm
a gesture of the hand, a look.
The afternoon passes
two pigeons fly
under the bench.
Old friends never notice
people walking by
they only see each other.
From a hidden tree branch
a bird begins to sing
a love song to them.
Lambert begins with winter, which she presents as a rebirth, of nature’s awakening. She recalls how the crispness of fresh snow reminds her of other childhood sensations. In another section, she shares her creative process, which, as a writer, I found fascinating.
This unique and varied collection can be read a one’s leisure, something to keep on the coffee table or by the bedside for those times when a little inspiration and comfort is sought. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it for gift giving season for any creative individual
. ~ Anne Chiappetta, Author of Upwelling: Poems
Solidified, and fossilized.
Boji Stones brought healing to painful memories,
grounded high spiritual vibrations.
Crystal quartz cleared the room of negative energies,
brought healing to those who lost hope.
Dragon’s Blood was also christened as costly Cinnabar
she helped change your image.
Emerald stood surrounded by palest green rays of light,
protected from evil enchantments, foretold the future.
Fluorite made me smile when I touched her soft curves,
celestial rainbow of clear, blue, green brown, and yellow.
Garnet gemstones surrounded us with beauty from the earth,
mined and carved, and tumbled smooth.
Hematite, a heavy magnetic stone, harmonized and balanced the
spirit, supported timid women and boosted self esteem.
Iolite, so very small and translucent; a delicate stone,
changed her colors with the angle of light.
Jadeite, translucent, soft, and green; hidden away,
smooth and silky in my pocket.
Kunzite’s delicate shades in lilac, pink, or yellow
translucent, transparent, mood lifting effects.
Labrodarite, my favorite gem, reminded me of the deep
water’s reflections on a summer day.
Malachite held layers of copper between her spiteful greens,
powerful stone of the new millennium.
Nebula stones are small with unique metaphysical properties,
gaze into it and you’ll be moved to new places in the universe.
Obsidian sang of a black winter night with snowflakes falling on
the shiny opaque glass-like surface
Precious opal stones, cleansed in the light at full moon
a fiery glow, in the morning light.
Quartz clusters gathered deep secrets,
in their helical spiral crystalline forms.
Rainbows flourished inside the dense earth
a harvest of vibrant mysteries.
Serpentine, a talisman of water worn black-green stones,
were said to assure the wearer of longevity.
Tiger’s Eye beads in yellow-brown, pink, blue, red,
were used as protection against ill will.
Unikite is a circus of tumbled stones
placed gently in bowl, brought calm to your home.
Varsite sang the songs of encouragement,
hope and courage to those who gave up.
Wulfenite brings knowledge from ancient temples of Egypt or Greece,
brought spiritual vibrations down to earth.
X represents the signature of the Creator’s hand
as He fashioned and planted each precious gem.
Yellow Calcite, the silent stone, brought healing,
from darkness inside the fertile earth,
Zeolite can be colorless, white, blue and peach,
a group of all kinds of crystals, living together
in a matrix of a harmonic rainbow.
Regardless of the form—free verse or creative non-fiction—one thing remains consistent: lingering images stay with you long after the book is finished. You have been taken into the world of Lynda’s inner vision. And all is well. The artist has done her job.
~ Beckie Ann Horter, Pennsylvania writer, Peer Advisor for American Foundation for the Blind.
All poems in this article are in the book!
Each of the 12 Chapters opens with an introductory poem.
The 12 chapters take the reader on a journey through one year – beginning in January and ending in December.
January 26, 2019
is currently being recorded by:
Perkins Library, at the Perkins School for the Blind and will be available through the library in 2019.
Watch for the announcement.
Courtesy of Lynda McKinney Lambert.
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