Walking by Inner Vision Blog
by Lynda McKinney Lambert
Preparations for a Virtual Spring Salad
I gather ingredients beneath snow patches
in my poker-faced winter garden
frozen nouns and crystalized verbs that
crunch beneath my purple boots
The large blue bowl will hold
a plentiful, colorful virtual spring salad
I slice crisp winter onions
mix with fresh-washed adjectives
combine good-looking spinach with
roasted red peppers and water chestnuts
Mix verdant green-leaf lettuce
with active verbs:
must, should, ought to, have to,
shred, rip, and tear tender leaves
Cubed tofu fried with whole walnuts
sizzled in extra-virgin olive oil
add some piquant words. Are you hungry yet?!
Sliced organic carrots enhance juicy tomato wedges.
Drizzle some succulent sentences over our poetic salad.
Cauliflower florets provide contrast between stanzas.
I plucked fresh wild mushrooms this morning
included a pinch of fresh oregano and parsley
added a smidgeon of sea salt and black pepper punctuation
buttered croutons added texture to end-rhymes
Sprinkled lightly with white wine vinegar
enhanced with pimento-stuffed green olives.
For the enjoyment of my cybernetic friends.
I offer my virtual spring salad –
the poetry of life tossed in a blue bowl
Courtesy of Lynda McKinney Lambert
Listen to Lynda read her poem at the Spring Reception in Hong Kong. Listen now!
Mingled Voices 5: International Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology 2020
Special Mention for a Body of Work
Lynda has 6 poems in this collection.
Mingled Voices5 Anthology, April 2021
An INVITATION TO
THE VIRTUAL PROVERSE SPRING RECEPTION 2021
Proverse Hong Kong, Publishers;
Administrators of the International Proverse Prize for unpublished (book-length) fiction, non-fiction or poetry
and the International Proverse Poetry Prize (single poems);
The Virtual Proverse Spring Reception, Lynda presented her poem at this reception in Hong Kong.
Lynda McKinney Lambert is one of the SELECTED POETS –
LISTEN to Lynda re4ad Preparations for a Virtual Spring Salad. Here!
Poets featured in the Anthology are from Australia, Chile, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, the Czech Republic, the UK, the USA.