A Spring Bouquet of Thanks
Patty L. Fletcher & editorial team,
THE WRITER’S GRAPEVINE FALLING INTO SPRING MARCH APRIL EDITION 04/23/2022
Please enjoy the colorful new edition. THE WRITER’S GRAPEVINE FALLING INTO SPRING MARCH APRIL EDITION 04/23/2022 – PattysWorld (pattysworlds.com)
I am a proud sponsor of this magazine.
Let me know what you think.
Many thanks, Patty, for sharing several of my stories and poems.
***Look for my website advertisement.
Also, I’ve shared information on my newest book release, Songs for the Pilgrimage.
***Read my spring-themed story in the What’s UP? section –
“Plant Seeds and Watch the Harvest.”
*** Find a poem and photograph, “Learning to Knit.”
In addition, you will see a photo of the jacket I created that inspired my poem.
***My Book Review of Les Fauves, by Barbara Crooker.
I was asked to write a review of this book by the editor of Wordgathering Magazine. It was published February 2019.
It was a tremendous honor to read Barbara Crooker’s exquisite poetry.
Contemporary poetry is my expertise. My review covers the vast terrain of her poetry inspired by an art movement in the late 1800s.
Let’s all “Plant Seeds and Watch the Harvest Grow.”
By Lynda McKinney Lambert
April 28, 2022
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AD: Songs for the Pilgrimage
By Lynda McKinney Lambert
I am proud to share my newest book publication!
From the Prologue and Epilogue of Songs for the Pilgrimage:
The word pilgrimage refers to a religious journey. Individuals commit to traveling to reach a predetermined destination, such as a shrine or holy place. The excursion is a trek from one location to another. Pilgrimage has been an abiding theme in my writing for several decades.
My first book, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage (Kota Press, 2002, now out of print), was inspired by my annual journeys to Salzburg, Austria, where I taught a month-long drawing and writing course. I worked during 2020 and 2021 to revise and expand that previous collection of stories, poems, historical notes, and journal entries for this new book. Songs for the Pilgrimage features writings, drawings, and photographs I created over four decades.
I conclude with an artist’s prayer:
My studio is yours, Lord. Be my welcome guest today. Your goodness and unfailing kindness have been with me all my life. I have tried to make your glory visible in the works of art I have created. Someday I will close the door of my studio for the final time, but I will not be alone. Together, we will go to your home, where we will continue to collaborate on glorious projects throughout eternity. Amen.
May I Serve You?
Here are the stacks of paintings
for you to look at tonight.
I carefully brought them out
of storage closets
arranged them here
in the kitchen—
where my children used to play
games around a square oak table.
Once food to nourish the body
was prepared here, by my hands.
Tonight, there is an
abundance of food
for your soul.
Come into my kitchen and
taste the world,
prepared by my hands.
© 1997 © 2021 by Lynda McKinney Lambert
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This article is courtesy of ©Lynda McKinney Lambert. April 27, 2022.
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