Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Poem inspired quilt

A few years ago I was so inspired by this piece of a poem by Mark Strand that I spent a lot of time putting shiny stars on a small quilt, along with the poem. Strand's choice of words does for me exactly what I think a poem should, it gives me a sort of internal shiver. My daughter Leslie now has the quilt.

And I stood in the moonlight valley
watching the great starfields
Flash and flower in the wished for
reaches of heaven.
Thanks when I, the dog they call Spot,
began to sing.

3 comments:

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I like your quilt that you made based on Strand's poem -- not only is his work creative but so is your quilt design. Someday maybe you'll share with us how you developed your passion for quilt making.Nice post --- barbara

June Calender said...

Thanks, Barbara. I've been quilting since the mid-'70s, keeping up with the changes in the American quilting world as new things were introduced. I am so fond of this Strand poem I'm thinking of making another quilt on the theme.

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