Of Poems

 

I stitch my sighs with the dewy bloom

to do away with soggy gloom-

I thread through the rivers, hills and seas

as if they were tiny beads-

I let slip stars through buttonholes at times

only for the sake of a dark rhyme-

while at work something throbs in the vein

what is it, a wreath, a bouquet or a poem?

 

 

Posted for my prompt “Of Poems” @ Poets United Midweek Motif

17 thoughts on “Of Poems

  1. To be a seamstress–not only of words but of the entire cloth of the uni-verse–is a marvelous thing. Long may you ply your needle, whether you make ” a wreath, a bouquet or a poem.” You help me make sense of the world.

  2. Wreath, bouquet or poem—all have their place, but only the poem can shed some light on this murky darkness through which the world seems to be stumbling at the moment.

  3. You’ve embroidered and strung a the beads of a beautiful poem, Sumana! I love the lines:
    ‘I let slip stars through buttonholes at times
    only for the sake of a dark rhyme’.

  4. Sigh. Some many images floating through my mind, Sumana, as I read your poem. Hard to pick just one as they all carry equal weight in the poem.

  5. I thread through the rivers, hills and seas
    as if they were tiny beads-

    oh, how beautiful an image!

    I really like this neat, compact poem ~ stitching words, stitching observations, patching, sewing new creations … through life, its notes, and words.

    how lovely 🙂

    and thanks for hosting the mid-week@Poets U.

  6. kaykuala

    I let slip stars through buttonholes at times
    only for the sake of a dark rhyme-
    while at work something throbs in the vein

    It has a tendency to appear but slip off just as quickly!

    Hank

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