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A Tapestry of Poems

I write poetry.   I play with images conjured up while sleeping, until a message appears.  (I describe this process in an earlier post:  Composing Poetry. )  I’ve noticed that the dreams, and consequently the poems, will follow a particular theme, and I thought it might be interesting to introduce the poems of a series to one another and see what might

To create the poem that follows, I chose two lines from each of ten poems, all relationship themed.  Mostly, I chose the lines that either appealed or stood out to me.  Keeping the pairs intact, I played with the order.  Here is the result:

Here’s a girl, book smart, heart
uncertain, romance a fluttery desire

She’s in the kitchen cleaning, prepping
sweetness; wishes to nurture childlike

routine – a barrier to what
lies within, darkness waiting

Funny, this present impulsivity –
am alone, overweight, a dreamer

Pretense overcomes stage fright
a worthwhile role for any story

not a glittery, star-crusted version
but a well-worn edition, creative

I am solid, ebony, earthen
know that I have value

Unknown depths below
and shadows, murky –

Broken parts craving protection
surrender to the catharsis of creativity

Fear and protectiveness retreat, helpless
in the face of the adventure that calls.

(Poems borrowed from:  Dialogue, Whale Dreams, Questing, Invitation Anxiety, Unbridled, Hatched, Relationship Saboteur, Tender Hearts Fall, Demon Prowler, and Alcohol’s Child.  To view originals, visit One Woman’s Quest )




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V.J. Knutson

Writer, avid reader, former educator, and proud grandmother, currently experiencing life through the lens of ME/CFS. Words are, and always have been, a lifeline. Some of the best adventures, I'm discovering, take place in the imagination.

2 replies

  1. This is the part that spoke to me most.

    “I am solid, ebony, earthen
    know that I have value”

    We all have value and should recognize that. When we let others say we don’t, we should exit the conversation or relationship.


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