Travel Journal & Photos


ORGANIZE your NOTES & PHOTOS this month

October is a great month to get organized before the holiday madness gets you sidetracked.


Write a poem!

I wrote this poem 9 years after my last trip to Prague, Czech Republic.


The Moldau

In Which I Dream of Vitava


Always in mid-summer dreams, I amble


Beside warm surging waters in a distant land where the

City of Spires notices my soul’s passage

Drifting, light-rippling movements

Evoke the flow of the Moldau River

From its source in the forests of Bohemia

Gliding, twisting, turning, singing

Homeland legends return in tact

I’m drawn into patriotic emotions

Juxtaposed over a rural landscape

Kept in rhythm by a recurring melody

Love of Homeland splashes from two

Mountain springs; one warm, one cold

Now joined, become a mighty tributary

Orchestrated musings of white water days

Postcards from Prague cannot contain it as I

Quietly I sip Czech coffee at a street café

Regal hymns flood my thoughts

Smetana’s symphonic poems

Telling stories like a recurring theme, he

Urges the morning to break into dissonance!

Vigorous second movement with a horn melody

Woke up the dreamers bathed in the morning light

X Is always a ghost-note the Moldau sings in between

Yesterday or tomorrow, where the final two-note chord

Zig-zagged away from the gentle arpeggio of dawn.


Inspired by Vitava, my favorite symphony by Smetana, Czech composer.

By Lynda McKinney Lambert, April 6, 2016


Photos &Poem by Lynda McKinney Lambert. Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Lynda McKinney Lambert, lives and works in the small rural Village of Wurtemburg in Western PA.

She is a retired professor of fine arts and humanities:  Geneva College Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

She authored the book, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage, Kota Press. It features poetry and creative non-fiction essays she wrote during her summers while living in Salzburg, Austria where she taught for many years.

Her 2nd book is Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems. DLD Books, 2017.

Lynda is working on  her 3rd book for publication in 2018.

Themes in her work: the arts, literature and humanities


My Website:  Meet Lynda Lambert

My Author’s Page: Click Here!



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