NEW ~ Vita Brevis Anthology #3
Nothing Divine Dies ~ Buy it here
Editor: Brian Geiger
“Nothing divine dies. All good is eternally reproductive. The beauty of nature reforms itself in the mind, and not for barren contemplation, but for new creation.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature
From a shaft of sunlight warming the kitchen floor to a lush forest by Walden pond, what is it about experiencing nature that pleases and fulfills us? In the third volume of the Vita Brevis Poetry Anthology,established and emerging poets from around the world show what nature means to them. This is nature poetry at its most precise and moving, continuing the long tradition of Transcendentalism, deciphering ourselves and the world that sustains us — with art.
Lynda has two poems in this new collection.
After months of preparation and over a thousand submissions, Nothing Divine Dies: The Poetry of Nature (Vita Brevis Poetry Anthology, III) has been officially released. This is a powerful volume of nature poetry by emerging and established artists.
Autumnal Prelude – Lynda McKinney Lambert
My sleek black cat stretches forward
views rain-soaked world through open window
sits quietly as early morning rain dribbles
soft metallic tunes on rainspouts
listens to chipmunks chattering
in rock-pile of my spare Japanese garden.
I listen as cars splash down flooded road
crows call from beyond the dense woods
deep olive-green dimness of tangled
swagging bittersweet vines
careening from highest maple trees
Rain alters my gardening schedules
tulip, crocus, and daffodil bulbs
remain unnoticed, dry and safe
after swift flight from Holland
the promise of a colorful spring garden
resting in cardboard shipping box.
Autumnal days grow cooler
but soil remains warm
plants now focus their energy
on root development
preparing for their Spring performance.
Patience is a virtue for cats,
gardeners and plants.
I am Immersed in a River – Lynda McKinney Lambert
I am immersed in a river that
flows in every season.
I rest in the shade of
hemlocks and ferns
gather water-worn stones from
the whirling floor of a cool eddy.
In my red canoe I skim the surface of
the emerald-green mountain river
while russet and gold autumn trees
prepare for winter’s respite.
Lynda’s Bio, ©2021
Lynda, a retired professor of fine arts and humanities, Geneva College in Pennsylvania, authored 5 published books that focus on spare poems and thoughtful personal essays. Lynda lives with her husband Bob, their 2 dogs and 6 cats. Lynda’s love of nature, fine art, and history provide her dominate themes.