Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Artistic Interpretations with Margaret - Quilt Me a Poem



Welcome to Artistic Interpretations.  Inspiration is found in nature, museums, and ... fabric stores.  It is true - fabric stores can become an addiction - and I have accumulated a lot of fabric since I have taken up quilting about a year ago.

The challenge is to write a poem using one of these fabric details OR if you have a special quilt (or memories of one) write about that instead.

I have been swamped this summer with family and "responsibility" and I want to extend the offer to link an old poem if you don't have time to write a new one - I don't usually do this, but I'd rather have you participate than not.  Sometimes going back and looking at an "old" poem, one finds the inclination to change it up a bit, however, please stick with the theme I have provided.

Link to Mr. Linky below and please visit the other poets.  I look forward to your artistic interpretation.


















14 comments:

Fireblossom said...

When I visited Cooperstown, New York, for the Baseball Hall of Fame, they also had a wonderful quilt museum there and had a loaned display of Amish quilts. It was memorable.

Kim Russell said...

I have an old friend in Dublin who is a master quilter. She makes the most exquisite quilts, cushion covers and bags. I also love fabrics and, on the rare occasions I go shopping in Norwich, I can never resist a wonderful Aladdin's cave of a fabric shop on Magdalen Street.

Toni Spencer said...

I like this prompt. My mother was quite a quilter and made many beautiful quilts, which she gave away. I'm afraid this prompt took me to a dark place in my herstory but...

Marian said...

I am/was quilter, grew up in Amish country! An Amish quilt auction is really an amazing event, too. Haven't made any since before I had kids but who knows, maybe I will again. Meanwhile I have lots adorning the walls and beds in our house. :) Really, *really* understand how that fabric stash can get outta hand very quickly. I have several older quilt poems but maybe can cook up a new one for this, we'll see. Thank you, Margaret! :)

angieinspired said...

I like piece-mealling poems together..just like a quilt. thanks for the prompt

Martin Kloess said...

Remember to support our fellow artists.
Thank you, Margaret

Margaret said...

Shay - I love Amish anything !! and can't imagine walking through a museum of Amish quilts!

Kim, Toni, and Marian - yes - I see we all adore quilts... :) I'm quite addicted now on the creative end of it...

Thanks, Martin for reminding people to visit!

Toni Spencer said...

I zigged when I should have zagged and left the wrong link for Number 6. The correct one is Number 7. So very sorry. Like a cat, I was looking out the window at all the hummingbirds and became too distracted.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such sumptuous fabrics. One image could be straight from my garden. I will set aside some time on Saturday morning to put thought to paper.
Thank you, Margaret.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I removed the incorrect link, Toni.

Toni Spencer said...

Thank you Kerry!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

One of these pieces of fabric brought back instant memories of a funny little happenstance.

paulscribbles said...

Great idea for a prompt and a wonderful array of choice. Only one for me though.

Outlawyer said...

These are just beautiful, Margaret, thanks!