The Room...a poem

Transylvanian craft from Camelia TWU Source: flickr.com
Transylvanian craft from Camelia TWU Source: flickr.com
Craft room from laurastantz Source: flickr.com
Craft room from laurastantz Source: flickr.com
T'boli embroiderer from ricsamanion Source: flickr.com
T'boli embroiderer from ricsamanion Source: flickr.com

The Room

By Tony DeLorger © 2012


Dust dare not settle,

light, no shadows cast,

satin cushions languish,

no embrace to hold them fast.


Lace and tassels, beads and glass,

bottles, painted pots,

crowded clumps of cluttered life,

sweet forget-me-nots.


Drapes and throws of clustered wool,

embroidered mats and quilts,

turned wooden frames and needle's poised,

upright threads and hilts.


Passions spurned in years before,

now with joy in flight,

absorbed in all that daylight,

to glow in dead of night.


Loving hands do guide a mind,

as open as a sky,

in beauty find expression,

in wonder God's reply.


Tiny miracles of gold and glass,

entwined in gifts so rare,

an artisan wades within the flow

of creativity, a master fair.


Exacting wordless speech in action,

with riches heaven blessed,

of woven life so enduring,

of angel wings caressed.


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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

The kudos are warranted. Fine work, my friend.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Kind words sligobay, which I appreciate greatly. Thanks for dropping by.


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sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

This is certainly an artfully crafted poem which does honor to the artisans and craftsmen (and women). "Loving hands do guide a mind". The metaphorical life of the craftsman is fashioned with lovely "forget-me-nots" just as his art is made with TLC and brushed by "angel wings". I thoroughly enjoy your fine work. You are the craftsman of which you speak and to which you allude.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you enjoyed it singhrakeshs. Appreciate your comment.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks Pamela, I'm glad it made you consider the act of creativity. Thanks for dropping by.


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singhrakeshs 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

So nice poem you have share with us. I really enjoy this. Thanks for sharing your poem......

Voted up ++ Beautiful.....


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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

There is so much in this poem. I was looking in and out of every line to see if there was one particular thread of thought I have sometimes regarding my many artistic endeavors. In looking so well, I discovered much I hadn't thought about. I enjoyed this very much.

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