Family Ties IV: Knit Together

November 5, 2010
Family Ties IV: Knit Together

All verses and poetry welcome!
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    November 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Lyric, I really like your pieces. Here is a poem you can use if you like, though it may be too long for what you have in mind. It's hard to format correctly in this box; in general, the capitalized words–except those in quotes–mark the beginning of a new line.

    Once you
    Gazed, fresh from heaven, at eyes looking into yours,
    Filled with excitement, the spring of our memories—
    Days full of “Lookit!” and “C’mon!” and “Let’s go!”
    With never a thought for the winter—unheard of—a
    Dream seen imperfectly, glimpsed only briefly in
    Hospitals, dim old eyes, so far away.

    Now you
    Race in the sun-dappled shadow of summer trees.
    Full-leafed they stand, gently cradling your climb-spent form,
    Looking right through you with eyes that know everything,
    Things that you don’t know, like soon you’ll be leaving your
    Tree-climbing days, and that someday you’ll look into
    Eyes full of questions you can’t always answer, that
    Could not conceive the tenth part of your meaning, if
    Ever you tried to explain what you’ve learned.

    Then you
    Come back one day, with your eyes slowly opening,
    Look into eyes that have seen the whole story, that
    Know in the autumn the joy of the seasons, and
    Gaze straight from heaven and call you their own.

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    JYA Fiberarts
    November 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Lyric, I love the stitching. Here are my thoughts:
    Fiber laced with stitches,
    Like footprints over time,
    Evidence of lives past,
    Fragments of lives revered.

    Judith Anderson

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    Melly Testa
    November 7, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    This piece in particular speaks to me deeply. Very nice piece, Lyric.

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    November 5, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Another great piece… I can only imagine the pleasure you had making these… and the thoughts that went with it..

    Dark shadows reach out
    Kisses, kisses, hugs as well
    Sleep and dreams secure

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    November 5, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Janet – I haven't used ties as of yet. Do you use them?

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    Janet Ghio
    November 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Like this series with the hand stitching. Just wondering-do you use any fabric from neckties in your pieces?

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    November 5, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Another great piece. Sorry to poem-I'm not a word person.

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