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AUTHOR’S CORNER: A Poem and Message from Lynda McKinney Lambert

In case you missed it, I am sharing this blog article by Patty Fletcher. She has shared one of my special recognition blog posts – I call them Sunday Sunbeams. In this one, I wrote about the literary magazine that focuses on all-things-Nature. I’ve been delighted to have my poems published there, by editor Ron Harton. I think yo will love a visit to his magazine too, if you love Nature. And, doesn’t everybody love Nature! Cheers to Mother Nature!

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Good morning campbellsworld visitors and poetry lovers everywhere.
This morning I’ve a most beautiful offering from author Lynda McKinney Lambert to share.
In the following note that Lynda wrote to me and a co-editor author she explains the post from where it comes and what it is about.
Be sure to click the URL after the note and enjoy. If you do please give it a share and let her know you did.
Thanks for dropping into the Author’s Corner today and be sure to come again soon.

I wrote this article yesterday and posted it on my blog, Walking by Inner Vision.
Each Sunday, I write about someone, a person, place or event that is notable.
Everything on this blog is writing-centered, and mostly about my own writing as it is published in a variety of periodicals and books.
Last year, I had over 140 publications of my work.

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“Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems” by Lynda McKinney Lambert

Patty, thank you so much for sharing my book review that was published on Nessie’s Place this week. All of the stories in my book, Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems, were written after my sudden sight loss. They are memoirs with connections to history, myth, and growing up in western Pennsylvania. The most common comment I get is that the reader did not want the book to end! That makes me very happy. Thank you for posting this – I truly appreciate all that you do for fellow writers.

Campbells World

via “Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems” by Lynda McKinney Lambert

Just in case you missed it the other day. Here is Lynda with a wonderful article.

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Time.

This piece is timeless – stunning – fantastic. LOVE IT.
This artist would be wonderful at creating book covers…so memorable.

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Designed and created by Josephine R. Unglaub.

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“Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems” by Lynda McKinney Lambert

I am re-blogging this article that appears on Nessie’s Place this week.
Thank you so much!

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Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems

by Lynda McKinney Lambert

Genre: Essays

3.99 at time of posting!

In this second collection, Pennsylvania artist, teacher, and author Lynda McKinney Lambert invites readers into her world of profound sight loss to discover the subtle nuances and beauty of a physical and spiritual world.

She takes strands from ancient mythology, history, and contemporary life and weaves a richly textured new fabric using images that are seen and unseen as she takes us on a year-long journey through the seasons.

All stories in this book were created after her sudden sight loss in 2007 from Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Lambert invites us to see the world with new eyes.

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Friday Favorites – William’s Red Roses

June 15, 2017

“William’s Red Roses”

 

Friday Favorites —

William’s Red Roses

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A Favorite Story

from the book

Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems

by Lynda McKinney Lambert

 

This weekend is Father’s Day.

 

Father’s Day  holds a bittersweet  memory of my relationship with my own father, William McKinney (1916 – 1988).

The story begins on page 45 in my book,

Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems. DLD Books, 2017.. 

From the beginning, when I first wrote this story, it  is a favorite story.

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Tuesday Treasures #3

 

 

Thursday Treasures #3_Little Things

5 June 2018

Thursday Treasures

I Think About

Little Things

 

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Sometimes precious gifts come

at unexpected moments.

This little figure of Santa Claus dressed in BLUE is only about 2 inches high.

He was a surprise gift from a dear friend, Frau Susan Jewett of Cleveland Heights, Ohio one Christmas.

Susan and I traveled to Austria together each summer

She was the housing coordinator for our Summer Studies Program.

I was the professor who taught,

Drawing & Writing in Salzburg Austria)

 

Sometimes, in a quiet, gentle moment –

I often think about small things. I have realized recently that I tend to be a Curator of Small Things. It was a revelation to me when I discovered this hidden truth about myself.

I even wrote a poem titled,

“To the Curator of Small Things.”

It is a letter to myself – a collector of small things.

You can listen to this poem, read by Melissa Coddon, as it was published by Wordgathering Literary Magazine, September Issue 2017.  Click here to listen.

Little things in our everyday life matter more than we realize. Look around where you are. What is it that you surrounArt_PaperBowl,Flicker Featherd yourself with, in the privacy of your own home?

What makes you smile?

I call them…Little Treasures.

 

Today is chilly and rainy. We had some sunshine, but it’s been mostly overcast with a few moments of roaring thunder and an outburst of rain. The overcast day and the rain is welcome today.  I realized this weather is an important gift  because this day gave me time to work inside the house and I am content.

Yes, I said, today it rained! This is good. Now I won’t be able to go outside and pull weeds because it is too wet.  The poison ivy and the overgrown weeks will be there another day for me to deal with.  Instead, I’ll go upstairs and work in my studio for the day. I have nearly completed  a talisman. It’s on my work table. Truthfully, the unfinished talisman has been on my work table  for months. Too many to mention.  Much too long. I began working today to get it finished. It feels good to know I am nearly done with this new piece of art. And, the piece is turning out so different from what I first envisioned. Art is like that. It never fails. My art takes on a life all it’s own in the process of working on it. There are always surprises and challenges in the process. It’s a journey. And, I often think it is a pilgrimage. I am going somewhere when I pick up the first bits of materials. As the piece grows, so do I. Little things like this help me practice patience. They take time and concentration. I have to stay focused and centered. While I am putting together all the tiny pieces, I am at the same time, putting me together, too. I might be a frazzle or feel anxious when I sit down to work, but I start. And, soon, I am at a peaceful place and it’s good. I am piecing together the colorful fragments.

When I opened my E-mail this morning there was a short note waiting for me. An editor told me he plans to publish my poem in the next book he is working on at this time. He asked about changing a couple of words in the final line. Just a little change. I agreed, his suggestion is good. It was just a small thing. But, small things are important. Just a word can make a difference.

I think of our pets as little treasures, too. We took our two dogs, Miss Dixie Tulip and Miss Mitchell into town today and left them to be groomed. When we came back two and a half hours later, they were barking and dancing about with excitement. They look so clean and smell so nice. I realized what a blessing our pets are to us.  Little treasures. Our 2 cats and 2 dogs are rescued animals. Someone else had discarded them but they became our beloved treasures. As I write this blog post, our cat, Miss Bessie is cleaning her legs and feet. And, Miss Opal is having an afternoon cat nap. It’s quiet today. Peaceful.

These are just a few of the  little fragments of time and place that complete my day.

Think about your day and the little treasures you have enjoyed.

What gives you pleasure?

What are the precious moments of your day that give you contentment, at the end of the day?

Consider what it is that may seem like a little thing, but that is an enormous part of your life.

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Tuesday Treasures

is presented by Pennsylvania author and artist, Lynda McKinney Lambert.

Copyright 2018. All rights reserved.

 

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