Previously published by “The Weekly Avocet,” Issue #270.
Are You a Stone Keeper?
Do you LOVE stones?
I found poetic inspirations in my little cedar box full of gem stones.
I am stone-crazy, how about you?
Does a stone in your hand make you happy? I collect stones from just about everywhere. My husband
Is also a stone-keeper.
Do you have favorite stones?
My favorites stones are found at the bottom of the creek.
Washed over for centuries and gathered over the years into the little eddies along the creek edges.
I also like
Yellow (transparent) Labradorite, and All colors of Labradorite;
Purple and Blue Turquoise from Kingman mine and turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty mine ( which is closed and no more turquoise is being taken from it).
Green Aventurine: Protects against environmental pollution,
Pink Sapphire: the Wisdom stone. Each color has its own Wisdom.
I never found a stone I didn’t like. Each one is a miracle of creation.
My small cedar box embraces
yesterday’s vanishing dreams. My
favorite obsessions – polished and hidden.
Amber, formed deep in the Baltic Sea
Volcanic rocks, rough black
occasionally spewed from the fire
Red coral, carved by clever hands
inspired memories of summer roses
Turquoise slabs extracted from Arizona’s
equivocal, rare, Sleeping Beauty mine
Treasures from Kingman
have a special room in my heart
I touch the sacred gifts from the earth
nourish my soul with their splendour
gather each gem, one at a time. My
Sleeping Beauties – Talismans – Favorite things.
Lynda McKinney Lambert
Ellwood City, PA
Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage, Kota Press.
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems, DLD Books.
My 3rd book is Star Signs: New and Selected Poems scheduled for publication in 2019
And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years. Genesis 1:14 (NES)
First Snow (Lynda’s first chapbook) is ready for publication in 2018. .
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My Author’s Page: http://www.dldbooks.com/lyndalambert