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UKArchive ID: 16144Patterns by chrissytotoro
Originally published on April 24, 2006 in Poetry    

A poem.



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On fine paper
we draw the lines,
note down the annotations,
redraw the rules.

Marking each tiny,
precise stitch,
each change of thread
we interweave our lives.

My gold
matched by your silver
Your scarlet compliments
my white.

Each colour
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.

© chrissytotoro (chrissy on OLD UKA)
UKArchive ID: 16144
Archived comments for Patterns
Bradene on 24-04-2006
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This is lovely Chrissy very well thought out. Love Val x

Author's Reply:
Val, many thanks for your kind comments and generous rating. Much appreciated and I'm glad you enjoyed.
chrissy

Jen_Christabel on 24-04-2006
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What a cracking piece :o)
Jennifer :o)

Author's Reply:
Jen_Christabel, many thanks for reading and commenting and for your generous rating. Truly appreciated and I'm genuinely pleased you enjoyed it.
chrissy

niece on 24-04-2006
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What a lovely poem, Chrissy...!
Regds,
niece

Author's Reply:
niece, many thanks for taking the time to read and comment. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

chrissy

Sunken on 24-04-2006
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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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Author's Reply:
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.
chrissy

stolenbeauty on 24-04-2006
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Mmmmm, I liked this one! Thank you xx

Author's Reply:
stolenbeauty, many thanks for reading, commenting and rating. Truly appreciated.
chrissy

Zoya on 24-04-2006
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The metaphor of garment, the stitches, colours matching each other, is cleverly crafted.
Very thought provoking philosophic piece.
Makes a very interesting read.

Author's Reply:
Zoya, many thanks for reading and commenting. I'm truly pleased that you found the piece interesting.
chrissy

Kat on 25-04-2006
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I thoroughly enjoyed this, chrissy - a very masterful write.

Kat :o)

Author's Reply:
Kat, many thanks for reading and for your encouraging comments. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
chrissy

teifii on 26-04-2006
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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.
Daff

Author's Reply:
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?
chrissy

red-dragon on 27-04-2006
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As delicately woven as the fabric of life. A great read indeed. Ann

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Ann, many thanks for reading and commenting. I truly appreciate it.
chrissy

Dargo77 on 04-05-2006
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Crissy, what a great piece of writing. So pleased this received a nib.
Regards,
Dargo

Author's Reply:
Dargo77, many thanks for reading and commenting and for your generous rating, much appreciated. I am genuinely pleased you enjoyed it.
chrissy

Jolen on 07-06-2006
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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.

blessings,
Jolen

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chrissy on 07-06-2006
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Jolen, many thanks for reading and commenting. I'm genuinely pleased that you enjoyed it.
chrissy

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