“Yes! I Sing a Litany of My Favorite Words”

“Yes! I Sing a Litany of My Favorite Words”

by Lynda McKinney Lambert, 2016


Autumn in November reawakens

Baroque memories at twilight.

Constellated time peels off the layers.


Erasures revealed endless


garnered in dusty corners among

hushed vowels and

illuminated adjectives.

Joyfully, I count my verbal

keepsakes – a lengthy

list of favorite words. The

Muse of my seventy-third year

never tolerated nouns that are

obscure. I often reflect on our


queries about long-forgotten

Red roses or gifts from a distant


Timelessness remains an illusion

until liturgical prayers begin at


Warm voices lift my spirit. In Greek,

Xenia, reminds me to be generous.

Yes! I sing a litany of my Favorite Words.

Zeitgeist notations of my serpentine years.



Note: Lynda McKinney Lambert is the author of _Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage_ by Kota Press.

Her new book, _Walking by Inner vision: Stories of Light and Dreams_ will be coming out in early 2017.

Currently, she is working on a new book of poetry, _Appalachian Alchemy_ and this poem is scheduled for publication in that book. It will be  publication around the end of 2017.


Lynda Lambert


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