A Poem about the Wonder of Creativity: The Tapestry of Imagination

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Definition of Tapestry

Merriam-Webster, the authoritative source of most word definitions, defines tapestry as a heavy cloth that has designs or pictures woven into it or it can be defined as something made of different things, people, colors, etc.

For the purpose of this short poem, the second version of the definition more aptly applies. The use of the the word tapestry appears to have originated in the 15th century Middle English and the definition applied to heavy wall hangings.


When applied to the imagination, tapestry refers to the infinite, intricate results of imagination at work. The reactive process and the results of it can be as rich and colorful as tapestry, a part of the infinite, the limitless, the mind operating without boundaries.

Tapestry

Life is the tapestry woven by my dreams and imaginings.

I am thought and energy made solid and whole by breath;

My dreams become me.


I travel the worlds of the universe dancing on beams of my imagination - swiftly, wildly, willingly,

Eyes searching for the light.


I wander paths created by my thoughts

And arrive at destinations as insubstantial as air,

Yet, just as necessary.


My dreams launch me soaring on wings of fleeting truths, sometimes glimpsed through veiled eyes.

Imagination propels me to worlds that could become reality, but not always should be.


In my dreams all love is pure,

In my imagination all needs are met

And the world is enveloped in a dusting of equality and righteousness.


The fabric, the tapestry - the dreams and imaginings -

Fragile and sheer, existing 'til stretched and frayed by time. Rent and torn,

Rendered useless.



Copyright: Cynthia Turner April 4, 2013.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I like your tapestry...I wish it were so....lovely thoughts and ones I hope for soon.


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Much to think about and imagine here in this tapestry. Very nice indeed!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

this is amazing just wow


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Billy, Thank you so much. It would be nice if we could make things just the way we wanted by dreaming it so.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you, thank you, Frank.


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

If only dreams were reality. I loved your first stanza, beautiful description of our spiritual self.


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Brilliantly thought of and written with such feelings


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you Anna. So true, it would be wonderful to see so many of our dreams become real, especially those things we pray for.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi DDE, Thank you so much for the positive feedback!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Dreaming is a way to get to another world. Enjoyed.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Gypsy Rose, I'm happy you enjoyed this. Yes dreaming can take us many places. Another word for writing, think. Thank you for the votes.


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Cyndi,

"I wander paths created by my thoughts"

Love the imagery.

Voted up and beautiful


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Sue, Thanks so much for taking the time to read The Tapestry of Imagination. I appreciate the votes!


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khmazz 3 years ago from South Florida

Beautifully written!


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks so much for taking a look. Glad you enjoyed the read.


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epigramman 3 years ago

Absolutely beautiful Cynthia and a title to die for and yes I would love to hang your poetic tapestry on the Louvre Hub wall of fame.

lake erie time 9:33am and sending good thoughts your way from Colin and his cats


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Colin, Thanks for all those wonderful kind words and of course, the good thoughts! Your comments are always welcomed and looked forward to.

Have a fantastic Sunday there on the lake.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Cyndi,

I love the way your imagination thinks...very inspiring and motivational.

Voted UP and ABI. Hugs, Maria


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Maria, Thank you so much for such wonderful, positive words and for the vote! Glad you found my poem.

Take good care.


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Nice poem! I like the metaphor of the tapestry. It is so true! I view life the same way. We weave our tapestry as we go through life. I love the photo also.


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello Suzette, Thanks for reading my poem. I glad you liked it and the picture. Take care.


Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Cyndi

"In my dreams all love is pure,

In my imagination all needs are met

And the world is enveloped in a dusting of equality and righteousness."

I love your dream and your beautiful poem.

Voted up+++

Take care and have a great weekend


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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi Sue, Thank you so much for reading and leaving such kind words. Of the verses I wrote, I like those best, too.Take care.


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CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Beautiful, well woven tapestry.


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Cyndi10 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Hello CrisSp, Thanks so much for leaving such a nice compliment. Have a creative day and wonderful weekend!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

excellent poetry with much beauty and depth. Salaam!


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Cyndi10 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi manatita44, Thanks for reading and for leaving such a positive comment. You know how writers live for the praise. Take care!


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Funny, Cindi.

I like praise too, but I would not have put it like that. You're cool!


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Cyndi10 2 years ago from Georgia Author

Hey, Thanks!


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Peggy W 8 months ago from Houston, Texas

I enjoyed this poem of yours and do indeed wish that "the world is enveloped in a dusting of equality and righteousness." Would be so wonderful instead of thinking about terrorism and other horrors in our real world. Keep dreaming!


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manatita44 8 months ago from london

Your poem is extremely beautiful, and interestingly enough, some of it is rather like my style. I say this because I like writers that have a bit of me or I a bit of them. I use 'tapestry' a lot, like I use 'dawn' or 'effulgence.' Truly meaningful words.

Your preamble is excellent, but I would not have used it. The poem is rich both in simplicity and profundity, and I would have allowed it to speak for itself.

Finally, I note that I visited you before. 'Cool.' Much Love.


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Cyndi10 8 months ago from Georgia Author

It is very gratifying with someone uses the word beautiful to describe what I have written. I like the word tapestry. For me it describes life. I choose to view it as a beautiful one, no matter how misguided a concept that might be in today's world. Thank you for leaving a comment and I hope you visit my work again. Take care.

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