April 5, 2019
April is National Poetry Month
“ Muddy Hands”
by Lynda McKinney Lambert
You turn things upside down! Shall the potter be regarded as the clay, that the thing made should say of its maker,
“He did not make me”; or the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding.”?
~ Isaiah 29:16
I suddenly lost most of my eye sight.
I did not know night from day.
I could not see a clock. Time vanished.
I could not find a phone number or dial a phone.
“Normal” was now upside-down days and nights.
I could DREAM.
I could envision wonders.
I could try. I could try again.
I could pick up a piece of wet clay.
The muddy substance felt like a possibility in my hands.
The clay brought back memories.
My muddy hands began to do the work of remembering.
Muddy hands gave new confidence in me.
Muddy hands brought wholeness.
I took MUD and made treasures.
The wet clay gave me. “Magic Spirit Treasure Boxes” for cherished objects; Wall sculptures to honor the Earth, Nature, and healing of my broken eyes.
I’ll use my Muddy Hands!
Wall Sculpture by Lynda McKinney Lambert
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Muddy Hands (2014. Revised 2016, 2019)
Magnets & Ladders, Spring/Summer 2016
Exceptions Journal, Michigan State U. Spring Issue 2016
Lambert, Lynda McKinney. Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems, 2017
Kaleidoscope Literary Magazine, July 2017. Issue #75
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