patchwork #2s

A husband’s work shirt. A daughter’s favorite dress.  A coat worn first by cousins.  The curtains that once caught the air in the kitchen window.

Convergence of scraps
patching together stories
raveled by the past

Lines do not seek verticals or horizontals. Edges founder in imprecision.  Colors speak loudly and urgently.

Each stitch conjures a voice, face,
gesture—a way of being

A bed now comforted with reflection and dreams.


I’ve tried another haibun for Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge.  The collage is a piece I found in my old portfolio, dated 1979.  I think it was inspired by seeing the Gee’s Bend quilts.

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14 responses to “Patchwork#2”

  1. Jodi says :


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  2. merrildsmith says :

    Lovely–patchwork of memories. I really like the way you carry the cloth-sewing metaphor through the poem.

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  3. memadtwo says :

    Ah so beautiful. It reminds me of an aerial view from an airplane. N. P.S. Miss you.


  4. sheldonk2014 says :

    Love the words
    And the collage

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  5. artandmoondreams says :

    Love the feeling and imagery brought out in your words and the way it harmonizes with the collage. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. alethakuschan says :

    beautiful poem and artwork!

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