Post 219Revised February 16, 2020
My Favorite Things
Friday Fanfare & Ballyhoo
For this week’s Friday Fanfare & Ballyhoo, I give you, “My Favorite Things.”
I’ll share the story behind the poem.
Are You a Stone Keeper?
Do you LOVE stones, rocks, and gems?
Are YOU – Stone Crazy?
I found poetic inspirations in my little cedar box full of colorful stones.
Yes, I admit it – I am stone-crazy. You might be, too.
Does a stone in your hand make you happy?
Do you collect stones from just about everywhere?
My husband is also a stone-keeper.
Do you have favorite stones?
My favorites stones are found at the bottom of the creek.
Washed over for centuries, the river stones are gathered over the years into little eddies along the creek edges.
I also like:
Yellow (transparent) Labradorite, and All colors of Labradorite;
Purple and Blue Turquoise from Kingman mine and turquoise from the Sleeping Beauty mine ( which is closed and no more turquoise is being taken from it).
Green Aventurine: Protects against environmental pollution,
Pink Sapphire: the Wisdom stone. Each color has its own Wisdom.
I never found a stone I didn’t like. Each one is a miracle of creation.
Photo by Lynda McKinney Lambert: Detail of Talisman, “Dance of the New Moon.”
My Favorite Things
My small cedar box embraces
yesterday’s vanishing dreams. My
favorite obsessions – polished and hidden.
Amber, formed deep in the Baltic Sea
Volcanic rocks, rough black
occasionally spewed from the fire
Red coral, carved by clever hands
inspired memories of summer roses
Turquoise slabs extracted from Arizona’s
equivocal, rare, Sleeping Beauty mine
Treasures from Kingman
have a special room in my heart
I touch the sacred gifts from the earth
nourish my soul with their splendour
gather each gem, one at a time. My
Sleeping Beauties – Talismans – Favorite things.
“My Favorite Things,” was previously published by “The Weekly Avocet,” Issue #270.
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Lynda McKinney Lambert
Ellwood City, PA
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Below is the list of my 4 Published Books.
All are available on my Amazon Author’s Page : Here!
first snow, a chapbook of 30 wintry poems. Finishing Line Press, 2020.
Star Signs: New and Selected Poems, DLD Books, 2019.
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems, DLD books, 2017.
Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage, Kota Press, 2002.