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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Stitching for Magpie Tales

Magpie Tales Prompt 21 offers a weekly image prompt on Thursday with a response time that ends the following Tuesday morning. Willow has fascinating prompts - check it out!


Stitching

fat quarters, quilts and queries
fabric fused by tape
pinked by promise
survival stitched with silken threads
tapestry refreshed in double lines

mending holes and darning wholes
and still the raveling warps
she seams around the inside edges
to avoid tear-tracked endings
fat quarters and family's age old queries
 
 
 
 
 
 
Image created on Bamboo Fun Tablet with Adobe Photoshop Elements.
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11 comments:

Warm Coco said...

Hmmmm,
I see you are very comfortable with poetry!
It's a new medium for me...
I must visit here more often.

Lazy Line Razmattazz said...

I love sewing, and I love poetry and you have managed to bring the two together seamlessly ;) I really enjoyed your use of holes/wholes and thought this was a lovely poem.

Gordon Mason said...

A lot of sound to this poem when read aloud. Liked 'pinked by promise', I'd forgotten about pinking shears.

Lyn said...

Terrific poem... stitching the unraveling..and then it starts all over again!! Life!!!

annell said...

Thanks for your comment. And I thought your study in watercolor and your poem was very beautiful!

Brian Miller said...

nice a fresh approach to the prompt...i like it...some days i feel unraveled...

Greyscale Territory said...

The last line becomes a re-invention of the first - like another metaphorical perspective! And loved the echo of "holes and "wholes"! A fascinating poem!

RA said...

Such a refreshing Magpie. Thanks! :)

rel said...

Sue,
I admire the patience of quilters; a lot like poets who take the time to put the little touches to a piece that make it stand out.
I'm so glad we all don't see things the same always. ;)

chiccoreal said...

Dear Tumblewords: I love this quilt- poem Art. How do you do this? Amazing! You definitely know the stitch lingo so I think you "know from stitchin'"! Truly admire your amazing talent and stitch word poem! Reminds me of a bit of red twist too! The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter Very Creative mag!

C.M. Jackson said...

loved this --quilt preserve memories just like a photo!