Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sunday Scribblings: puzzled

patterns and shapes
tumbling over each other
angling for supremacy
colors arguing with hues
and tones and shades and values
riddles of scraps
raising a discordant din
the rag bag

calmed by a cool eye
quieted by a practiced hand
coaxed into harmony and
corralled inside a border
settled down
disparity stitched into whole cloth

this excellent quilt is the handiwork of a talented (and unknown to me) artist in Guatemala


Kamsin said...

Lovely poem, and lovely patchwork. I especially like the last line, how it draws it all together.

Remiman said...

Nice story of a riddle well solved.

Tammy said...

Oh Megan, what a beautiful poem and quilt! Did you make that? The last line was so perfect. Great choice for the theme :)

KG said...

I love your combination of the puzzles of hand-crafts and of words. The poem really flows quite well.

I have to ask: Did you make that quilt? Wow.

Becca said...

This is so lovely and gentle. I love the image of the "cool eye and practiced hand" coaxing all these rambunctious scraps into harmony :)

BTW...thanks for your very insightful comment on my "scibblings" post. Your insight had the effect of calming and quieting all my puzzling thoughts...

Stacy said...

Two for the price of one ---- the beuatiful poem and the beautiful quilt.

Regina Clare Jane said...

The quilt certainly is a puzzle of all colors! Amazing! And I loved the poem- that "angling for supremacy" line caught my attention!

GeL(Emerald Eyes) said...

Hi Megan,

As an artist, I love your multi-hued poem as much as the gorgeous quilt displayed. Nice twist on the puzzle prompt from SS.