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!


This essay is the property of Lynda McKinney Lambert. Copyright, December 19, 2017.

Lynda in her Meditation Garden in  PA

Lynda McKinney Lambert lives in the rural Village of Wurtemburg in western Pennsylvania. She writes poetry and creative non-fiction essays. She retired from teaching as professor of fine arts and humanities at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA.

Lambert’s first book, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage, Kota Press.

Her second book is Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems, published in 2017 by DLD Books, Denver, Colorado.

Lynda’s 3rd book, Star Signs, is currently in development for publication in 2018.


Her work appears in Spirit Fire Review; Indiana Voice Journal; Magnets & Ladders; Stylist; Breath & Shadow; Wordgathering; The Avocet; Proverse Hong Kong Poetry Prize Anthology 2017;  Naturewriting; Plum Tree Tavern; Behind our Eyes: A Second Look – Anthology; and other literary journals and anthologies.

She is also an actively exhibiting fiber artist.

Major themes in her creative works are Christian faith and history; Nature; Mythology; Art and Literary History.

Lynda McKinney lost most of her sight in 2007 due to Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. She creates her art work and writing projects via the use of technologies for the blind.

Visit her Blog:
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Our truest life is when we are in our dreams – awake.” Henry David Thoreau


Announcing:  my new book

Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems

Available NOW!

Walking by Inner Vision

Stories & Poems

by Lynda McKinney Lambert

DLD Books – 2017









Photo by Heidi Murrin Tribune Review.
Photo by Heidi Murrin  for The Tribune Review, Taken at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, January  2014: BEST OF SHOW in the Ellwood City Juried Arts Festival in 2015;   First Place at the InSights 17 exhibition in Louisville,KY in October 2017. 


Good Morning from the Village of Wurtemburg, PA!
I have very exciting news to share today. I woke up to learn that my new book is now up and available to the public.
Many of you know that after I lost my sight in 2007, it was almost 2 years before I could use a computer again. I had lots of rehabilitation training that enabled me to be on-line again, and to celebrate that, I started to write a blog:
As the years went by, I kept on writing, and writing, and writing. I started sending out my poems and creative non-fiction articles and stories to various publications. Last year, I had over 70 pieces of my work published.
Also, last year I decided that I would begin to go over my 7 years of stories and begin to compile them into a book.
TODAY, my dream has become my REALITY.
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems
I worked with DLD Books in Denver, Colorado since  early last fall and today the book is now available as an e-book, Kindle, and print book. It will become available in other ways in the weeks ahead, too.
…and, just a few moments ago, I had a notice that my first book was just purchased. WOW, I am super excited to share this news with you!
You can find my information on my new Authors Page: 
Thank you ALL so very much for making my life so rich –
Lynda McKinney Lambert, BFA, MA, MFA
104 River Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117
724 758 4979








Lynda McKinney Lambert, Author
104 River Road
Ellwood City, PA 16117

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