- Books, Literature, and Writing
A Poem about the Wonder of Creativity: The Tapestry of Imagination
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.
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,
Copyright: Cynthia Turner April 4, 2013.