April 3, 2019
April is National Poetry Month
National Poetry Month – Day 3
by Lynda McKinney Lambert, 2013
The finest bouquet
is a gift of the spirit –
small scraps, bright fabrics,
wild flowers and Butterflies
spilled from a yellow tote bag.
Carved pieces of abalone shells
glitter among golden beads –
dance in a circle
surround a porcelain medallion,
painted with wild roses and sunshine.
Fresh leafy green salads
blueberries and salty cashews
conversations and laughter
surrounded our mid-summer table.
We opened the amber glass bottle,
drank dark Blackberry wine
we raised our glasses –
“Greetings – to the hot summer day
Photo by Lynda McKinney Lambert.
The Bouquet of flowers in this photo is from my sister, Patti McKinney Gibson, who grows them in her gardens.
Each year she brings a bouquet from her gardens for my birthday on August 27th.
My you, dear reader, be blessed with fresh bouquets of flowers at special times in your life, too!
Original poem by Lynda McKinney Lambert.
“The Bouquet” (2013) AKA “Bouquet”
NFB Writing Contest: 3nd Place for Poetry, 2014
Slate & Style, NFB Writers Division, Summer Issue, 2018
Walking by Inner Vision Blog, 3 April, 2019
Lambert, Lynda McKinney. Star Signs: New & Selected Poems, 2019.
Copyright, 2013, 2019. Lynda McKinney Lambert. All rights reserved.
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