Thursday, March 8, 2018

Women, be fierce!




My hands are a keeper of words that stays
green as spring.  Even when autumn sits
curled beyond my reach, I'm content to play
with spinning wheel.   I gather all my wits
to seed:   fire, mustard & apples. What fits
doesn't always happen as I tangle with dark comedy.
I am a weaver who stitches and flits
sad corners, cutting away the tragedy.
Underneath the labor of tiny leaves, I eye
waning hours to inhale solitude.  Though I smart   
from the toil and burdens, I don't cry.
We women are embroidered with an open heart.

Sun holds our faces as chalices.   Don't moan

our past nor fate.   We are not cast in stone.





Posted for OpenLinkNight - dVerse poets Pub - I reposted this poem (Bout Rimes poetry form)  in celebration of the International Women's Day today !    Cheers!!!!! 

28 comments:

  1. This is marvelous... love this tribute to women and what I really like the most is your way to use spices in your poetry...

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  2. Fierce beauty in this--a line I will remember: We women are embroidered with an open heart.

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  3. Yes, Victoria has chosen my favorite line, "We women are embroidered with an open heart." Beautiful!

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  4. Love this especially; "Underneath the labor of tiny leaves, I eye waning hours to inhale solitude."💖

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  5. Lovely and brilliant tribute to International women's day.

    Every word here is filled with heart and soul within your poem.

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  6. For me, this line says so much:
    "Sun holds our faces as chalices."
    Perhaps it's the formal religion in me, but whenever I think of a chalice, I think of communion, of the miraculous power of giving. And this imagery goes hand in hand with all the various seeds women comprise. Such a lovely tribute, Grace.

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  7. “We women are embroidered with an open heart.
    Sun holds our faces as chalices.”
    Absolutely stunning, beautiful lines. So perfect for International Womens’ Day.

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  8. Fabulous and stoical. My favourite bit is this-
    We women are embroidered with an open heart.
    I think we are indeed.
    Much love. XXXXXX

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  9. "We women are embroidered with an open heart." Perfection, Grace.

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  10. ...embroidered with an open heart....love that. A beautiful ode to womanhood.

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  11. Beautiful. My favorite lines are:
    "I am a weaver who stitches and flits
    sad corners, cutting away the tragedy."
    We see so much tragedy in our lives that I love the idea of cutting it away to make something new.

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  12. Brilliant! What a beautiful portrait.

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  13. Great tribute to women indeed. Be nice if the tragedy could be snip snipped away.

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  14. I like this part: "Sun holds our faces as chalices. "

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  15. Wow! That is quite a finish Grace - Strong, yes - riven in experience... but 'not cast in stone' indeed! Very powerful write....

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  16. Sun holds our faces as chalices. Don't moan
    our past nor fate. We are not cast in stone.

    A reality in life that women ought to acknowledge of their privileged positions.

    Hank

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  17. Embroidered with an open heart...yes!

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  18. Beautiful tribute to the creativity and resilience of women. Happy Women's Day. :-)

    ~Imelda

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  19. Wonderful words for us! The line, "Underneath the labor of tiny leaves, I eye
    waning hours to inhale solitude." is marvelous. On my bike rides I inhale solitude and it keeps me sane.

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  20. Remarkable, fresh images. Such a strong, hopeful message.

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  21. beautiful...embroidered with an open heart.. that's probably my fav line in here
    hope you are well grace

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  23. I want to send this to my niece, because I want her to always believe in herself :)

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  24. Love that final line. You're the read deal.

    Hope you're doing fine, Grace.

    Blue

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  25. A stunning and powerful piece of writing.

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