Poetry Collection Reflects Natural World #Thursday Book Feature #fridayFun Reads #Inspiration

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In case you’re wondering if I don’t know what day it is, if perhaps the grandmother with dimentia in my latest novel rubbed off on me, please rest assured I know it’s Friday. Today, I’m pleased to share a book review I posted three years ago. Lynda McKinney Lambert’s book, Star Signs is now available in recorded audio formats from the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled and Audible. So, it’s worth a second look. Enjoy!

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The poems in this author’s third book touch on music, travel, and other topics and express a wide range of emotions. They appear in various forms. One even reads like a letter. Notes following some poems explain what inspired them and provide background information.

 

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The Evergreen Journal #21 ~ Full Siren #WordPressWednesday #Reblogs #Inspiration

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If you’ve never ridden in an ambulance, you might think it fun to careen through city streets, strapped to a gurney, siren blaring. Several years ago, when fellow author Lynda McKinney Lambert needed an ambulance, she realized she didn’t want to ride that way. Here she is to tell you all about her experience in the post I’m sharing today. This piece was published in the current issue of The Writer’s Grapevine, which can be read here. Enjoy!

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In the late afternoon, Bob drove our car to our local mechanic’s garage. I saw this as an opportunity to go outside and do some yard work. I decided to cut down some volunteer trees and plants that were overgrown. The wild vegetation is out of control, I thought. I was on a mission to get this done before Bob arrived home.

 

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Saturday Sunshine: A Memo to Carrie Hooper #SaturdaySurprise #Reblogs #Inspiration

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I’ve known fellow poet Carrie Hooper for years. So, I was delighted to learn that some of her poems appear in this week’s issue of The Weekly Avocet. I was even more delighted and surprised to find that fellow author Lynda McKinney Lambert wrote a memo to Carrie on her blog today. I hope you enjoy Lynda’s post in which she discusses Carrie’s poems, includes contact information for Carrie, and tells us how to subscribe to The Weekly Avocet.

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I received the latest issue of The Weekly Avocet – #501 July 10th, 2022, a weekly magazine for Poets and Nature-lovers of The Avocet community, published by Charles Portolano, Valerie and Vivian. I was inspired to write “A Memo to Carrie Hooper,” after reading her three poems this morning.

 

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An Artist’s Literary Journey #FridayFunReads #Reblogs #Inspiration

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Here’s an oldie but goodie from last year. I’ve always enjoyed reading Lynda McKinney Lambert’s work. This collection of essays and poems deserves a second look. Happy reading!

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I met Lynda several years ago when she joined Behind Our Eyes, an organization of disabled writers, to which I belong. I’ve read her other books, including Walking by Inner Vision and Star Signs. Songs for the Pilgrimage didn’t disappoint me.

 

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Treasuring Poetry – Meet poet Lynda McKinney Lambert and a Review #Poetry #SocialMediaMonday

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Today’s shared post features fellow author Lynda McKinney Lambert. You can read my review of her latest book, Songs for the Pilgrimage, here. Enjoy!

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Today, I am delighted to welcome artist and poet, Lynda McKinney Lambert, to Treasuring Poetry with her thoughts about poems and poetry,

 

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New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.

Independently published with the help of DLD Books.

Front cover image contains: elderly woman in red sweater sitting next to a window.

Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.

Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.

Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?

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