Sunday, October 8, 2017

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stillness hangs taut
like stories embroidered
on monk's cloth

its weave loose
until my needle jabs through

i know each thread

colors carefully chosen,
shelf paper
for naked cupboards 

smiling crookedly at the oddities
that floss has created

i lay my fingers
on top
and read
each tale

copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2017

Posted for Poets United

14 comments:

  1. I love the poem and the photo - the tale of weaving "like stories embroidered on monk's cloth". I think oddly woven colours are more interesting to look at than those neatly laid out in rows.

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  2. Great lines! Each thread speaks of a different story.

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  3. I like "stillness hangs taut". I guess the best stories come from loose threads though. I enjoyed reading this.

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  4. I love all the stories you might weave into each thread. The weave is life itself.

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  5. Love "monk's cloth" and shelf paper for empty cupboards.

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  6. That's a beautiful accompanying photo you got and the poem is short and interesting. good write!

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  7. I love the way that you pinned this piece against a backdrop of embroidery, weave and color ... images that often come to mind with poetry. I sense a layered metaphor tucked in between the lines.

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  8. I think every needlework artist weaves her story into her work. This is so lovely and so well written!

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  9. Each thread tells a story! Beautiful poem.

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  10. Love how you read each tale of that gorgeous cloth. fantastic poem

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  11. They way you jab that needle into the colours, sharply and bravely, says you are not at all afraid to weave stories into life

    Muchđź’–love

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  12. The meaning is beautifully woven in between the lines of the poem

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