April 17, 2020
National Poetry Month
A Poem – a- Day
a GIFT from
Lynda McKinney Lambert
My poem for today is a poem inspired by a story from Greek Mythology that was written in the 4th Century BC.
Slowly, Suddenly, Remembering Persephone,”
is on page 93 in my book –
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems, DLD Books. 2017.
Slowly, Suddenly: Remembering Persephone
by Lynda McKinney Lambert
ripe for contemplation.
the sun moves slowly
to center sky
things happen suddenly.
I drift in random circles
on the surface of quiet waters
beneath clustered branches.
the day can change suddenly
no movement in the tangled leaves
even birds seek shade today.
We danced through wild flowers
we are invisible
and grow old
I shift forward
to an old rhythm
summer’s sleep returns.
Random things bring quick changes
this evening is like
the moment before my birth
a full moon will rise this evening.
Listen to Lynda read this poem – a sound recording.
Copyright 2016, 2017, 2020. Lynda McKinney Lambert. All rights reserved.
Published: Lambert, Lynda McKinney. Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems, dldbooks, 2017.
Lynda presents a collection of 16 poems,
and 27 non-fiction stories and memoirs.
NOW AVAILABLE on BARD through the National Library Services: DBC 11608
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