“Yes! I Sing a Litany of My Favorite Words”
by Lynda McKinney Lambert, 2016
Autumn in November reawakens
Baroque memories at twilight.
Constellated time peels off the layers.
Erasures revealed endless
garnered in dusty corners among
hushed vowels and
Joyfully, I count my verbal
keepsakes – a lengthy
list of favorite words. The
Muse of my seventy-third year
never tolerated nouns that are
obscure. I often reflect on our
queries about long-forgotten
Red roses or gifts from a distant
Timelessness remains an illusion
until liturgical prayers begin at
Warm voices lift my spirit. In Greek,
Xenia, reminds me to be generous.
Yes! I sing a litany of my Favorite Words.
Zeitgeist notations of my serpentine years.
Note: Lynda McKinney Lambert is the author of _Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage_ by Kota Press.
Her new book, _Walking by Inner vision: Stories of Light and Dreams_ will be coming out in early 2017.
Currently, she is working on a new book of poetry, _Appalachian Alchemy_ and this poem is scheduled for publication in that book. It will be publication around the end of 2017.