Poem #35

Twenty-One Love Poems

for Emma

I made
a quilt
to mark 
your coming 
of age.
I sewed
bold bands 
of blocks
in the brightest of colours
to match your happy dance
through childhood 
and friendship,
a choreographed strip
for each year.

15 thoughts on “Poem #35

  1. A successful ‘happy dance’ reflected in poetry and stitchery. The orange/teal colors are perfect for this ‘backstory’.
    Was this meant to be a bed quilt or wall hanging? Either way, I’m sure Emma is taking good care of it!


    1. Thanks for “reading” the quilt so accurately. It’s 6O inches square, so is big enough to nap underneath it, but she did hang it up. It was made about 12 years ago (gulp) and has probably faded by now. (Emma is our oldest daughter’s friend.)

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