Thursday, February 2, 2017

a Welcome Note

I burn sage till my fingers numb
      I walk firm on my path
Though the sun is a distant drum
      And hate is on warpath

Make this heart of mine, a river
      Ever flowing, grandly
Make these palms garden, cloud, slither
      tilling this earth kindly

We are fashion from the same cloth
      Let's share tales, bowls of soup
Knitting common threads, cutting swaths
      of hues, all in a hoop

Welcome by Ally Saunders

Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Meeting the Bar - Common meter by guest host, Frank Hubeny ~
Not sure if this meets the common meter standard as I am not so good at iambs and meter ~  Join the fun anyway when the bar opens at 3pm EST.


  1. Go to what we share instead of what we don't and end up on the warpath we won't

  2. Oh let the warpaths be overgrown... I think we need that sage...

  3. It sounds like common meter to me. I think you know how to write this better than you might realize.

    I liked the idea of sharing bowls of soup and making a common hoop in the last stanza. Also I think asking the heart to till the earth kindly is the right part of us to ask to do something like that.

  4. We are more similar that we imagine. Great piece and warm greetings!

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    1. I especially love "make this heart of mine a river".

  6. A satisfying cadence. I very much like the idea of sharing tales and bowls of soup. Nicely done.

  7. Who is to say what meter flows through another's heart? You said it yourself -
    "Let's share tales, bowls of soup
    Knitting common threads, cutting swaths
    of hues, all in a hoop"

  8. You have woven a lovely sentiment, pinned wonderfully against life-affirming feminist images. Beautiful!

  9. Beautiful imagery Grace--It seems to flow effortlessly from you

  10. Let's share tales and bowls of soup. Yes! Understanding will take us a long ways towards peace.

  11. I do enjoy this poem. It feels very earthy, spiritual, friendly. The art goes well with it.

  12. Lovely words as always Grace and s good connection to the art again.

  13. This is exquisite. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

  14. Love this! "We are fashion from the same cloth." Such a timely phrase ... you've beautifully word- illustrated the art!

  15. Yes we are fashioned from the same cloth. People rarely see it but there we are all woven together.


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