In honor of National Poetry Month – April – We just completed the final day of this 20th year of literary excellence in poetry. Here is my contribution.
“An Afternoon Embroidery Lesson”
This is an ABECEDARIAN Poem.
Look down the LEFT side and you will see each line begins with a letter of the alphabet.
It goes from A to Z. Go ahead and try one, too! It is fun.
An afternoon embroidery lesson
Beauty is a blue silk thread
Carefully stitched into ivory cloth
Did she know my destiny?
Education begins in a quiet place
For a little girl and her mother
Holding on to a slender needle
I slid through the secret places
Journeys of self-discoveries
Kitchens are sacred spaces
Lost in timeless whispers
My mother’s patience is endless
Needles, cloth, scissors, floss
Objects are symbolic metaphors
Powerful as distant legends
Questions – could she
Recognize these private moments?
Sitting quietly with her child
Time and inspiration are gifts
Universal connections for life
Visualized my inner longings
Weaving strands of sunny days
X-stitch patterns sewed in a weave
Yellow-gold knotted threads
Zinnias bloomed on my holy cloth.
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