Stitch by silken stitch, from nimble fingers sewn,
The soft quilt emerging & with each square grown,
The perfections of their God is humanly forbidden,
In each stitch, the word of God is well & truly hidden.
Patches saved from old hems & well-worn faded drapes,
Given new life, now pictured with oaths & purple grapes,
By maidens, mothers & those seasoned wise old crones,
Stitching ancestor’s secrets into its framed ancient bones.
Centuries past now uniting, under swift fingers soft & deft,
Love & promises caressed, into every silken threaded weft,
The quilt slowly emerges, serenaded by the old stories told,
By women of eons past, from the young to the very, very old.
Sewn bird-strewn skies of blue & green waving wheaten fields,
Sun of gold, rainbows & scudding white cloud up on high wields,
Trees tall, poppies red & forests of lilacs, to lay your weary head,
Stories & tales, woven into the quilt for the waiting wedding bed.
Delicate fingers sore, many waxing years of stitching now gone by,
At last the quilt is beautiful, perfect & complete, all the women sigh,
United in lost time, lost legends, lost tales & in the lost original sins,
The quilt, a treasure chest with the removal of the uniting final pins.
© Sue Lobo
Excerpt from the book “I Am Woman”
About the Author
Sue Lobo is the author of three books of her experiences in Africa, a poetry book “Africa My Africa” which is poetry reflecting African life in the terrible apartheid era in South Africa & “Lollipops of Dust”, her autobiography, of a child´s view of living in colonial Africa, in the Kalahari desert, with all the magic of what the old Africa had to offer. Her last book “The Last Dance” was published by Creative Talents Unleashed. She has also participated in eleven poetry anthologies with other very talented poets & has won a couple poetry competitions in Gibraltar & Spain. On occasions she has written requested epitaphs and elegies for families of departed souls. She is married to a Spaniard, with two grown up sons & presently lives in Spain. The sale of this latest collection of animal themed poetry called “Wild Whisperings” published by Creative Talents Unleashed will go entirely to Save The Rhino Fund.
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