The Quilt

Each square is story

Sentences in stiches

Pillow tucked paragraphs

Chapters of meandering memories

Lockstitch a life

My life

Started by one old hand

At my beginning

Passed through other hands

While I was busy

Finished with my old hand

To blanket my end


Tonight at dVerse Merrill has the feel of autumn and wants to be blankest in a quadrille, a poem of 44 words, excluding the title. It can be in any form, rhymed or unrhymed, metered, or unmetered and must include some form of the prompt word – blanket.

dVerse Poets Pub | Quadrille #113: Blanket Us

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30 thoughts on “The Quilt

  1. “Pillow tucked paragraphs,” is such an achingly beautiful image. There is so much that we experience throughout life. 💝

  2. I so enjoyed your quilt quadrille! I once slept under one my grandmother made from my mother’s childhood dresses. I love those square stories, ‘sentences in stitches’ and especially ‘pillow tucked paragraphs’. They put me in mind of How to Make an American Quilt by Whitney Otto.

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