Each square is story
Sentences in stiches
Pillow tucked paragraphs
Chapters of meandering memories
Lockstitch a 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.
Good job! I love hand-made quilts. The images here are powerful!
Thank you, Tricia.
“Pillow tucked paragraphs,” is such an achingly beautiful image. There is so much that we experience throughout life. 💝
Lovely poem with great imagery. I like the way you took us through the phases of life in this poem. Nicely done.
A quilt of memories, begun long ago and entering into the future, framing a life: beautiful image!
You’re so welcome.
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.
How lovely, thanks Kim.
What a wonderful expression of life’s journey stitched into only 44 words!
Lovely imagery. I love the sound of “pillow tucked paragraphs.”
Life as a quilt, but also quilts made from life and memories, as Kim mentions.
Thank you, Merrildsmith, I meant it as both.
Bravo! you sewed this together so well – creative and unique
I love the metaphor of life being a quilt… and in the end, we have our blanket to take with us in sleep.
Yes, that final rest. Thanks Björn.
I like the way you’ve stitched your words and images together. (K)
I love it. It blanketed me in warmth.
Thank you, Antoinette.
Quilts are special works of art constructed with love — and skill! Very nice tribute poem to them, Raivenne.
You’re welcome 🙂