Lifetime Patterns

quilt

The threads and wrinkles of a lifetime are patterned colors in my memory

Freedom, confidence is shot through with a deep azure blue
The red of passion, of commitment, draws the eye, adds depth and interest
The glimmer of joyful sunlight and the bubble of orange laughter surprises, delights
The hazy grey of a lost way and soulless black of grief adds depths and shadow
A lifetime of patterns, of hues, of shades

Join/combine with the textures of the world
Of hessian burlap or silk or just plain old cotton
For life is never just smooth, never just harsh
But a mixture of all grains, all plasticity
All connected, woven into a pattern

The patchwork, the counterpane of what it is to be human

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10 thoughts on “Lifetime Patterns

  1. “For life is never just smooth, never just harsh
    But a mixture of all grains, all plasticity
    All connected, woven into a pattern”….
    ..yes, diversity creates pattern! Lovely! Lovely poem—i love the splash of color throughout…so wonderfully fun!

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