Use your JOURNAL ENTRIES & PHOTOGRAPHS to inspire your MEMORY.
ORGANIZE your NOTES & PHOTOS this month
October is a great month to get organized before the holiday madness gets you sidetracked.
TRAVEL JOURNAL & PHOTOS
Write a poem!
I wrote this poem 9 years after my last trip to Prague, Czech Republic.
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
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