UKArchive ID: 16144chrissytotoro
Originally published on April 24, 2006 in Poetry
On fine paper
we draw the lines,
note down the annotations,
redraw the rules.
Marking each tiny,
each change of thread
we interweave our lives.
matched by your silver
Your scarlet compliments
each silken thread
carefully chosen to show
our life's journey.
We cannot deviate,
change one line.
These patterns must be followed closely
for the garment's sake.
Archived comments for Patterns
Bradene on 24-04-2006
This is lovely Chrissy very well thought out. Love Val x
Val, many thanks for your kind comments and generous rating. Much appreciated and I'm glad you enjoyed.
Jen_Christabel on 24-04-2006
What a cracking piece :o)
Jen_Christabel, many thanks for reading and commenting and for your generous rating. Truly appreciated and I'm genuinely pleased you enjoyed it.
niece on 24-04-2006
What a lovely poem, Chrissy...!
niece, many thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Sunken on 24-04-2006
Blimey, that Mr. Wolfe is on the money with his comments isn't he? I wish I could do that instead of talking about munkys and hamsters. This is a top piece. See, I'm crap at it. I'll shut up and vote, but not before mentioning Turnips - I think they're great. Thanks.
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Sunken, your comments, gravy, turnips, munkys, hamsters,whatever, are comments I wouldn't be without. Right? Of course right. Many thanks for making them and for the generous rating. It really is appreciated.
stolenbeauty on 24-04-2006
Mmmmm, I liked this one! Thank you xx
stolenbeauty, many thanks for reading, commenting and rating. Truly appreciated.
Zoya on 24-04-2006
The metaphor of garment, the stitches, colours matching each other, is cleverly crafted.
Very thought provoking philosophic piece.
Makes a very interesting read.
Zoya, many thanks for reading and commenting. I'm truly pleased that you found the piece interesting.
Kat on 25-04-2006
I thoroughly enjoyed this, chrissy - a very masterful write.
Kat, many thanks for reading and for your encouraging comments. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
teifii on 26-04-2006
It's lovely, Chrissy, the whole sustained metaphor, but I especially love the last verse. Of course i have seen your real life embroideries and this inevitably brought them to mind. You do embroidery so well with either thread or words.
Thanks, Daff, for reading for your lovely comments. I'm really glad you enjoyed the poem. Your mention of my embroidery has given me an idea for my next collection of poems. I could photograph say the peacock and use that as the cover. Good idea or what?
red-dragon on 27-04-2006
As delicately woven as the fabric of life. A great read indeed. Ann
Ann, many thanks for reading and commenting. I truly appreciate it.
Dargo77 on 04-05-2006
Crissy, what a great piece of writing. So pleased this received a nib.
Dargo77, many thanks for reading and commenting and for your generous rating, much appreciated. I am genuinely pleased you enjoyed it.
Jolen on 07-06-2006
I see I join a long line of admirers and rightly so. What a beautifully constructed piece of finery; really special..
Congrats on the nib, and I look forward to reading more of your work.
chrissy on 07-06-2006
Jolen, many thanks for reading and commenting. I'm genuinely pleased that you enjoyed it.