Weaving the Universe, poem by Kerfe Roig (ME, IN FICITION Poetry and Prose Series)

I was pleased to be asked to participate in another great series from Silver Birch Press.

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Weaving the Universe
by Kerfe Roig

and
I said:
Here are threads,
here is a frame
to anchor them. Here are
the colors of the earth
and the fibers of living:
Weave them into worlds of pattern,
into a mirror, reflected song.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: In Navajo stories, Spider Woman, after creating the world, was given the gift of weaving by the Holy People. Instructed by Spider Man, who created the first loom, and Spider Woman, who sings the weaving song, the people of the Navajo nation continue to pass on the ways of fiber work to their descendants.

Illustration by Kerfe Roig

Roig_portraitABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kerfe Roig often uses fiber in her artwork. Inspired by the Navajo myth, she embroidered a Spider Woman doll to serve as companion and spiritual advisor. You can follow her poetic and artistic journey on the blog she does with her friend Nina: methodtwomadness.wordpress.com

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16 responses to “Weaving the Universe, poem by Kerfe Roig (ME, IN FICITION Poetry and Prose Series)”

  1. Claudia McGill says :

    Well. I am just blown away by the whole thing, poem, art, and Spider woman doll. Just. Wow.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Laura (Createarteveryday) says :

    Seriously, is there anything you don’t do well?!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jodi says :

    Blooooooooown away! I have no words for the beauty – the feelings evoked…. thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sharon Mann says :

    I love how fiber, threads and paper can be such powerful mediums to express the world around us. Nicely done!

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  5. Rachel Murphree says :

    Such beautiful art Kerfe!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sand Salt Moon says :

    I am so far behind but finding lots of inspiration and wonderful things here on your blog – forgive me if I don’t have time to like or comment on everything!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Scribble Fiend says :

    Wow, that doll is the coolest thing ever!

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